Category Archives: Beneficial Insects

TREE: Quercus alba (White Oak)

Tried and True Native Plant Selection for the Mid-Atlantic

This member of the white oak taxonomic group is an important plant to maintain biodiversity, and it supports an amazing 517 lepidoptera species. Continue reading

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🐝 Keeping Honeybees 🐝

🐝🐝🐝Are you interested in bee keeping? There are a variety of reasons that folks find themselves interested in bees: some want to save them, some want to increase their fruit and vegetable pollination, others want to produce honey. Continue reading

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VINE: Clematis virginiana (Virgin’s-bower)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic
New fact-sheet! Learn more about this beautiful vine – Clematis virginiana, also known as Virgin’s Bower, a great plant for pollinators. Continue reading

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Insects Make My Food and . . .

Recent studies are documenting dramatic declines in the number and diversity of insects around the world. Entomologists, ecologists, and other scientists are expressing shock at the speed and scope of these losses, and they are pointing to these steep declines as a sign of broader ecosystem collapse. Continue reading

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