Tag Archives: National Pollinator Week

🐝 🐝 BEE-havior: Bee Bottoms & Turtleheads

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

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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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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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