December 2018 Download the Attracting Butterflies Tip Sheet (pdf) Email This BlogThis! Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest Five facts about bumble bees, and how to help them.
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Farmers Put Down the Plow for More Productive Soil. ~NYTimes Are Chickadee Nests the Key to an Effective Bumble Bee Nest Box? Why bees are disappearing (TED Talk - video) Xerces. Org (for invertebrate conservation) Includes Monarch Butterfly info.
Our Vision: Global access to knowledge about life on Earth. Make salad, not war with invaders. Dandelions ~Burlington Free Press How to help all pollinators: Urban Micro Farm Urban permaculture 4,000 sq foot - 6,000 lbs food a year.
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December 2017 More on Urban Micro Farm. Crows Path: Wild Burlington Blog Connecting people with the natural world with direct engagement of the senses.
Human Alteration of theGlobal Nitrogen Cycle:Causes and Consequences Wildflowers Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.
How to attract Native Bees to your Organic Garden. Roys (NRCS) Soil Health Page Why prairies matter and lawns don't DELAWNING AMERICA Want to save the bees? Popular Science article How to construct a wood mason bee house. Penn State Extension Weed-Be-Gone Recipe Four Facts about Native Bees in Your Backyard MakewayforMonarchs.
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Go back after dinner and the weeds are gone. February 2018 Mason Bees: (docile, excellent pollinator, and a native Vermont bee) Kiss the Ground no flower unadorned Wild Flowers and Vermont's Food System by Taylor Ricketts, UVM May 2018 Our knowledge of the many life-forms on Earth - of animals, plants, fungi, protists and bacteria - is scattered around the world in books, journals, databases, websites, specimen collections, and in the minds of people everywhere. Imagine what it would mean if this information could be gathered together and made available to everyone – anywhere – at a moment’s notice.
All shapes (31) Digging Deep Reveals the Intricate World of Roots Native plant list for Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont. October 2018 Attracting Pollinators (Mother Earth News) World's pollinators in rapid decline. Birdwatch Magazine The One Straw Revolution ~ Masanobu Fukuoka (You Tube Video) Permaculture Forum and Wiki~Permies web site Vermontbeekeepers.
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Invasives Rearing Insect Pollinators. Seed Savers Exchange Value of endangered bumblebees weighed in Vermont. To the lightest sweet fragrance
Here we share the flowers in our Jericho, Vermont yard that displayed their beauty and unique attributes during June.
WNRCD TREE SALE (Winooski Conservation District) July 2018 Natural World Getting Started with Wild Pollinators by Vermont Land Trust Neighbors and other Jericho residents have shared shoots or roots from some of their plants including rhubarb, lilacs, gooseberry, currants, hydrangea, and hosta. June 2018 They take order in Feb - pick up (bare root trees, berry plants etc on a set day in April) Very reasonable prices.
Is a special place! A VT keeper of Native Bees Crown Bees bee company. Web site has lots of Mason bee info and items for sale.
And if you sign up for their newsletter you get periodic timely info. On caring for your mason bees and other mason bee tips. Managing Alternate Pollinators (PDF handbook) Mason bees - pg 54 The Farm Between John & Nancy's web site.
Note: their Resource page is full of good resources and presentations. March 2019
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Selecting plants for pollinators Native Bee House on a college campus in Everett WA Our Mission: To increase awareness and understanding of living nature through an Encyclopedia of Life that gathers, generates, and shares knowledge in an open, freely accessible and trusted digital resource. Flower Friendly Farms Boost Bee Populations. Is resilient The microflora in soils are the most abundant group of organisms on Earth.
A teaspoon of soil contains up to a billion bacteria, several meters of fungal filaments, and thousands of protozoa and nematodes. A nation that destroys its soil, destroys itself.
Roosevelt 5 top secrets of successful garders Washington Post In-Depth Seed Starting Bee Decline Linked to Combination of Stressors. Bernie Paquette shares community images and stories highlighting why. Six fast facts about pollinating bats The Gardens at Grand Island State Park & Sophie Quest Other plants that provide food for people and animals September 2018 May 2019 Wild growing flowers are as welcome as those we purchase with perhaps the exception of buttercups which seem to want to take over the whole yard for themselves.
Our plantings are mostly individuals scattered about the yard so the best view requires one to walk around a bit to enjoy each flower's personality one at a time, up close and personal. (what plants do well together.
Permaculture (7) methods for backyard gardening. Remind us of nature's many personalities: I will always believe caring, and sharing plus contribution (and a wee bit of humor/fun) equals community: genuine relationships, trust, a place of belonging. ~Bernie August 2018 Louie Schwartzberg: The hidden beauty of pollination.
First half is a talk, then an excellent video of pollinators doing their thing. Her beauty knows no bounds Building Soil. Vermont for Evolution Common Roots Celebrating the Soul and Soil of Community. Companion Planting (what plants do well together).
Com March 2018 Managing Alternate Pollinators (PDF handbook) The Benefits of a clover lawn. Wild Birds Unlimited We are preparing an area (one of two) for a woodland wildflower mix from the Vermont Wildflower Farm. Our plan is to seed this area with the wildflower mix in late fall or early next spring.
By that time the newspaper and cardboard we are placing on top of the newspaper, will have at least cut back on the grass and other plants currently underneath.
November 2018 VT Bumblebees in trouble. Vermont Atlas of Life Vermont Center of EcoStudies Tree and Bee identifiers and pollinator poster. Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) Agrihoods: Taking Farm-to-Table living Mainstream Cornell University Home Gardening Jericho, Vermont Photos: Jericho VT backyard June Flowers 1.
Natural History Dictionary The Natural History Dictionary is a collaborative project based in Burlington, VT. Entries in this dictionary will help users figure out what the presence of a plant, fungus, animal, rock, natural phenomenon, or human artifcat in an area indicates about that place in particular. Our dictionary includes contextual information to help you understand why you find things where you find them and why you don’t where you don’t.
Secondly, the dictionary will help you interpret the adaptive and ecological meaning of key features of plants, rocks, animals, etc No Mow Growing w/o digging. How to grow an organic vegetable garden without digging. ~Huff Post April 2019 US Wildflowers Thumbnail list (with photos) and index. Org/ Protection and Promotion of Pollinators and their ecosystems.