Insects

 Pollinators are responsible for 1 out of 3 bites of food we take each day, and yet pollinators are at critical point in their own survival. Many reasons contribute to their recent decline. We know for certain, however, that more nectar and pollen sources provided by more flowering plants and trees will help improve their health and numbers. Increasing the number of pollinator-friendly gardens and landscapes will help revive the health of bees, butterflies, birds, bats and other pollinators across the country.http://millionpollinatorgardens.org/

Pollination Celebration!
Pollination Celebration!

Next June, Asheville GreenWorks and Bee City USA - Asheville will be celebrating Pollination Celebration!

Beekeeping
Beekeeping

"I will be traveling again this year. Stepping back out onto the Good Bee Road after a few years of staying close to home and hive." Debra Roberts The Bee Is Declared The Most Important Living Being On The Planet https://science-andinfo.blogspot.com/2019/07/the-bee-is-declared-most-important.html?m=1&fbclid=IwAR0DjiQpLlWDrnM_yZpMhjb4SZpp3QXG-n4--uZVeDvVnYwilUscAPVc4LY#

Bug Fest
Bug Fest

Join Phyllis Stiles, Bee city USA Founder and Pollinator Champion with the Xerces Society, and Nancy Adamson, Senior Pollinator Conservation Specialist with the Xerces Society, along with about 30,000 bug-loving friends for a Raleigh tradition! Phyllis and Nancy will host a kid-friendly table about pollinators.

Moths & Butterflies
Moths & Butterflies

The Great Lakes region is home to over 1,000 species of lepidoptera - butterflies and moths. This is because there is a vast diversity of habitats that can be found in this incredibly critical area which is both the location of more than 20% of the earth's fresh surface water and home to nearly 60 million people

PolliNation
PolliNation

A summer exhibit, PolliNation: Artists Crossing Borders with Scientists to Explore the Value of Pollinator Health showcases the results of a multi-year collaboration between Cornell entomologists, U.K. based scientists and Welsh artists who, crossing national and disciplinary boundaries, work to reveal and celebrate the beauty and importance of pollinators, and how their fate is linked to our planet, and to our own.

Silk Festival
Silk Festival

On the day of the full moon in March, we invite everyone to join us in celebration of the silkworms and the lives they have sacrificed for us each year. The whole village makes their livelihoods from what the silkworms provide for us, and we want to say thank you for that.

The Dragonfly Swarm Project.
The Dragonfly Swarm Project.
Silkworms
Silkworms

Sericulture: The Art of Raising Silk Worms to Produce Silk

Macro Photography Workshops
Macro Photography Workshops

Join renowned nature photographer Ross Hoddinott on a 1-2-1 macro photography workshop to perfect your close-up images....

Salamander-MitchellAndrewPhotography
Salamander-MitchellAndrewPhotography

Did you know that the The Great Smoky Mountains are known as the “Salamander Capital of the World”? They get mistaken for bugs, so I'm including them this week.

Butterflies
Butterflies

Our on site laboratory is a breeding ground for over 25 species of butterflies in Costa Rica.

Bugging U.
Bugging U.

What does it mean for the rest of life on Earth?