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WOW-Butterflies, Bees, Bugs, and Dragonflies Outing

Posted on 11. Jun, 2017 by .

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A group of families enjoyed exploring the World of Wonder and finding toads, beetles, bees, dragonflies and butterflies.

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The Other Pollinators

Posted on 19. Jun, 2015 by .

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Pollination is a process that is of enormous importance to humanity.  Food crops, trees, and ornamental plants all ultimately depend, in order to reproduce, on the transfer of pollen grains from one plant to the next. In some cases, this pollen is carried by the wind, but the most successful groups of flowering plants rely […]

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Native Bees

Posted on 19. Jun, 2015 by .

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Bees are probably the most important insects to the human experience. It goes without saying, then, that the epidemic of “colony collapse disorder” affecting honeybee populations around the world is making headlines and becoming the subject of TV documentaries. In 2013, the average beekeeper lost 45% of his or her colonies over the course of […]

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WOW- Bees, the Great Pollinators!

Posted on 28. Jun, 2014 by .

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European Honey Bees and native bees are important pollinators.

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WOW-Pollinators!

Posted on 10. Jun, 2014 by .

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Pollinators are animals that spread pollen from flowers so that plants can reproduce.

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WOW- bugs, bees and butterflies!

Posted on 06. May, 2013 by .

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A lively group joined WOW and Cakey Worthington, of Davidson College, May 4that the Davidson Greenway.  Our goal:  find and identify various bugs, bees and butterflies.  The cool weather kept some bugs at home, but we had a lovely time looking for the little creatures who have so many important jobs in our environment. We hope to repeat this outing this […]

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WOW-Bugs, Bees and Butterflies!

Posted on 22. Apr, 2013 by .

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BUGS, BEES AND BUTTERFLIES, led by Ms. Cakey Worthington. Saturday, May 4th, 10:00am to 11:00am.  In Davidson.  Come on a bug expedition with a local pollinator expert and bug enthusiast. We’ll be walking along a local flowered trail catching bees, butterflies, beetles, and more. You’ll have a chance to learn about insect life cycles, which bees are friendly […]

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Buzz Buzz…Pollinators in your backyard!

Posted on 22. Aug, 2012 by .

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Davidson is home to many pollinators including various species of bees, wasps, and butterflies and a few species of flies, beetles, birds and bats. What is pollination and why is it important? Pollination allows for plant fertilization through the transfer of pollen in between flowers and is critical to successful seed and fruit production. Pollinators […]

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Bees Are Abuzz at the DLC

Posted on 21. Jul, 2012 by .

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The Mecklenburg County Beekeepers Association together with Elizabeth Martin and Rosemary Klein helped patrons of the Davidson Farmer’s Market learn more about bees this morning at the WOW! (World of Wonder) booth.  Hundreds of humans stopped by to learn more about bees, and to see about 800 live honeybees buzzing about. Bees and agriculture are […]

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