The Bar Has Been Raised
Douglas Tallamy, an ecologist and author was quoted at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden in January, 2015:
“We have to raise the bar on our landscapes,” said Mr. Tallamy, a professor and chairman of the department of entomology and wildlife ecology at the University of Delaware. “In the past, we have asked one thing of our gardens: that they be pretty. Now they have to support life, sequester carbon, feed pollinators and manage water."
The bedding plants that you purchase for your garden may have been treated with Neonicotinoid pesticides -- and you'd never know that you were poisoning bees instead of helping them.
Avocados and Monarchs
The growing popularity of avocados is a threat to the winter home of our Monarchs. The growth of avocado sales has Mexican farmers extending the areas planted in avocados. Read why this is a danger to the protected Monarch wintering area.
Pollinators in Peril
A great TED talk by Marla Spivak