Stories tagged: pollinators
Wed., Oct. 18, 2017, 12:05 p.m.
Gardening: Guest speaker at annual Master Gardener Foundation dinner will talk about the plight of native bees
Last summer I was lucky. I seemed to have more than a few bumblebees buzzing around my garden.
Wed., June 28, 2017, noon
Gardening: Pat Munts encourages gardeners to do their part to help threatened pollinators
Homeowners can turn their gardens into pollinator friendly oases
Wed., April 27, 2016, 3:58 p.m.
Gardening: Pollinators need more than blooms to thrive
Besides flowers for nectar and pollen, pollinator and beneficial insects need water, shelter from predators and nesting sites.
Wed., April 20, 2016
Gardening: Choose blooms that attract bees
You should choose flowers that bloom progressively through the season to provide a steady source of nectar and pollen.
Sat., April 16, 2016, 4 p.m.
Plant garden to attract pollinators
Pollinators help increase the production in our vegetable gardens, berry patches and orchards. In addition, flower pollination helps plants produce seeds. If there are no seeds, there will not be …
Wed., Feb. 3, 2016
Gardening: Native plants help pollinators thrive
“Pollinator Friendly Gardening” devotes whole chapters to what pollinator insects need to thrive in a garden: water, shelter and food. It also addresses the fact that gardens planted with native …
Thu., July 30, 2015
Beekeepers now designated as farmers under Washington law
Washington’s newest official farm livestock has wings, not hooves, and travels in swarms, not herds or flocks. A change in state law this month officially designates beekeepers as farmers, something …
Tue., April 8, 2014
Wildlife crews follow flight of the bumblebee
The bumblebee moving from flower to flower by the shores of Lake Pend Oreille had a distinctive white patch on its rear. So a wildlife technician snapped a picture, documenting …
Sun., Aug. 19, 2012
In the Garden: Avoid pesticides to help protect pollinators
If you sit quietly in the middle of your garden, you will witness an incredible amount of activity. I’m not talking about other people in your garden, but rather, the …