Posted by: Pam, at RML | April 23, 2015

Bees to meet you

Want to bring nature home to your backyard? I feel like I am channeling Doug Tallamy here.

By that, I don’t mean just the pretty plants. I mean all the hard-working pollinators like butterflies, bats, beetles, birds and of course, the bees, who make it all happen. We cannot live without them.

Last night, at Dr. Dan Duran’s 5B’s presentation, it was very clear to us why we have to stop using weed killers and other chemicals. Also, we have to stop raking up all the old leaves that the pollinators need. And we should leave some bare dirt patches for the bees to make a home. Now that was easy…

And if we plant amazing Serviceberry trees, buttonbush plants, and some milkweed for the Monarch butterflies, then we are truly amazing, too.

Thank you to Dr. Dan Duran for his expertise and for coming out on a school night– and to Drexel University and the Academy of Natural Sciences.

Looking forward to Honey Bee Buzz on Tuesday, April 28, 6:30PM…

Steve Saffier, Dan Duran, John Fischer at the Audubon table

Steve Saffier, Dan Duran, John Fischer at the Audubon table

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Dr. Dan Duran and the pollinators

Dr. Dan Duran and the pollinators

Dr. Dan Duran, from Drexel University and The Academy of Natural Sciences

Dr. Dan Duran, from Drexel University and The Academy of Natural Sciences. Laura Luker, too.

Steve Saffier from Audubon PA  at Mill Grove

Steve Saffier from Audubon PA at Mill Grove

John Fischer, President of the Jenkins Arboretum Board of Trustees

John Fischer, President of the Jenkins Arboretum Board of Trustees


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