Something to avoid on the water.
As good a video as I could get, since I didn’t want to get any closer: https://youtu.be/ezt2ksMwz8I.
Stay tuned for great blue herons and a red-bellied woodpecker.
What you don’t want to find crawling on you.
Quite small but still bitey. Continue reading
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November 12-14, 2014
Georgia Center, Athens
Douglas Tallamy: Bringing Nature Home, How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants
Charles Bargeron: Using Technology to Fight Invasive Species: Past, Present and Future
Nancy Lowenstein: Creating National Guidelines for Listing Invasive Plants
Please read Douglas Tallamy’s book, Bringing Nature Home, before the Conference in November. If you are interested in native plants, ecosystems, songbirds and other wildlife, this book will provide much useful and interesting information.
Video of Prof. Doug Tallamy on Sustainable Landscaping, by U. Delaware:
Heather Davis will speak at South Georgia Growing Local 2014:
My presentation will be about how I became interested in honeybees and where my research has led me. It will begin with very basic information about honeybees and how they are important to our ecology. Then I will touch on how the monocultures and industrialized farming, pesticides and GMO/systemic pesticides are killing the bees and our culture and environment as we know it.
I will have pamphlets on GMO’s, how to make your own pesticides/insecticides that are safe for pollinators, what plants to grow to encourage a bio-diverse ecology at home for pollinators and a few others.
She’s on facebook as Sage Apiaries, “Pollination is the future of our food!”
Her conference bio: Continue reading
Gretchen found this frog sleeping in the okra:
One eye open:Continue reading
Gretchen and the stink bug:
The stink bug on seed okra:Continue reading