Without honeybees, and other pollinators, however, most of the fruit and vegetables we eat on a daily basis wouldn’t be possible. This is a big deal! 326 million people in the US alone have to eat every day! However, we’ve lost a total of 40% of the US’s commercial honeybees in the last 10 years. […]
Butterflies are some of our best pollinators. They, like honeybees, drink nectar from the flowers and as they go from flower to flower, will help pollinate it. They are fun to watch, and a beautiful sight to see in the garden as well. But, how do you attract butterflies to your garden? By planting plants […]
There is a lot of buzz about helping the native bee population, but not nearly enough talk about the butterflies. I remember seeing Monarch Butterflies all over the place when I was growing up. In the fall, they would fly around us when we went out in our sailboat. It was magical. Their numbers are […]
This DIY Craft stick butterfly house is easy to make (even for kids) and can help attract butterflies to your garden!
We’re all aware of the need to protect our pollinators. Colony collapse disorder is a major concern. But with the recent death of 25,000 bumblebees in Oregon, followed by 37 million dead honeybees in Ontario–we need to step up our efforts to care for our pollinators. And we can all help the effort–by planning and […]
Watching a caterpillar turn into a butterfly is one amazing experience. Here’s how we did it with our kids.