"The most common way gardeners attempt to connect with insects is by planting for butterflies. It is a noble idea... Sadly, the execution of this enterprise is so often directed by misinformation that we end up having fewer butterflies than we started with."
-Doug Tallamy, Bringing Nature Home
Warm days, laughter, nature hikes, gardening, crafts, visits to the pond, feeding the fish, playing games, cooking, making new discoveries, story time and learning. These words reflect the scenes which you encounter, as you peek behind the scenes of the Arboretum's summer camp season which is in full session.
Planting, searching for insects, learning about indigenous people, building bean teepees, creating art, that's just some of the thin...
As the autumn colors begin to emerge and the temperatures start to drop, many animals begin their preparations for the winter ahead. Each type of animal has its own strategy for surviving the cold winter months-bears hibernate, some birds fly south, and squirrels and chipmunks begin storing nuts and seeds for the long days ahead. Insects are no different; many hibernate in various developmental stages, but few are active all winter long.
That's where honey bees are different. Note that...