Tag Archives: National Pollinator Week

🐝 🐝 BEE-havior: Bee Bottoms & Turtleheads

Pollinator Week 2020: BEE-havior: Bee Bottoms & Turtleheads

This video requires no introduction! Continue reading

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🐝 Happy Pollinator Week 2020! 🐛

Pollinator Week 2020: Happy Pollinator Week!
Join the Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia in observing this week, June 22–28, 2020, by learning more about some of the insects, birds, bats and other small mammals that pollinate at least 80 percent of our flowering plants and about 33 percent of our food crops as well as what you can do to sustain pollinators. 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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