Monthly Archives:: June 2017

June Meeting Recap – The Buzz on Native Bees

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Our native bees are in trouble. Habitat loss, heavy pesticide use, urbanization and the effects of climate change are just some of the factors contributing to our native bee population declines. Today one quarter of all bee species are in danger of disappearing. Without pollination, 2 of 3 agricultural crops worldwide will not produce food…. Read more »

May Meeting Recap – Water Doesn’t Lie: A Native Plant Solution to Drainage Problems

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  It was another well-attended meeting for our May 2017 chapter program. Amy Dickinson and Jim Futransky presented their informative and interesting story on how they managed stormwater runoff and flooding problems using rain gardens and bioswales.     Here is a couple who love their 1953 home on a 1+ acre near the Des… Read more »