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WOW-Pollinator Gardens!

Posted on 22. Feb, 2016 by .

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Pollinators are attracted to native plants. It’s a good idea to include native plants in your yard.

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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-National Pollinator Week- June 15 – 21-focus on Monarchs

Posted on 31. May, 2015 by .

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National Pollinator week will be June 15-21 this year. The Monarch butterfly pictured above was rescued from a local patch of milkweed about to be mowed. Butterflies are some of our most attractive insects and are important as pollinators of many plants. Butterflies that drink the nectar of plants also carry the pollen on their […]

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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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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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