Category Archives: Pollinators

PERENNIAL: Symphyotrichum novae-angliae (New England Aster)

Learn more about these lovely asters and watch a video with monarchs and other pollinators. Continue reading

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Milkweed Pods, Bugs and Monarchs

Watch this video–listen carefully for a munching sound–and see what you are missing if you don’t grow milkweed. Continue reading

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Monarda fistulosa (Wild Bergamot) with Pollinators

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic Have you seen any of these pollinators in your garden? Enjoy this great video from Mary Free featuring a variety of pollinators visiting Monarda fistulosa (wild bergamot), at the Glencarlyn Library Community Garden on … Continue reading

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Tongue under Chin

To end Pollinator Week we bring you a tongue-under-chin story. In this short video, a queen Bombus impatiens (common eastern bumble bee) rests on the petals of a hydrangea. Continue reading

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For the Birds, Butterflies, and Hummingbirds

Creating Inviting Habitats – this Virginia Cooperative Extension publication examines the habitat requirements for butterflies and birds common to our local area. In fact, most of the plants and wildlife were photographed in Arlington, Alexandria, and Fairfax, Virginia. Creating Inviting Habitats is especially relevant during National Pollinator Week — June 18–24 — as well as in the 100th year of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. Continue reading

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Pollinator Protection Vital to Urban Agriculture

2017 Virginia Urban Agriculture Summit Pollinator Protection Poster

Sustainable landscape management helps improve soil productivity and conserves and protects water resources. Through use of native plants, it benefits our local habitat and wildlife, including pollinators. MGs created a poster for use at the 2017 Virginia Urban Agriculture Summit that focused on pollinator protection, which seems especially relevant for this Pollinator Week, celebrated from June 18–24. Continue reading

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