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Old 04-26-2012, 07:08 PM   #1
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bumblebee Bring Back the Pollinators

Bring Back the Pollinators
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April is National Gardening Month, and also when we celebrate Earth Day. What better time to announce a new Xerces campaign focused on bees? A productive garden needs bees and the earth would be a far poorer place without them.
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We make the commitment to you that we will work every day to protect pollinators and their habitat. Will you make a similar commitment to the pollinators? Will you sign the pledge?
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Old 05-06-2012, 03:32 PM   #2
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I have a good relationship with the Xerces Society, they use an image of mine of the western bee and spread the word about it.
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Old 05-09-2012, 11:27 AM   #3
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I took this pledge a long time ago, not with xerces in particular but from within, where ever such notions are formed . In the process of learning how to encourage the survival of pollinators a whole new world opened its doors, renewing hope and bringing joy.
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Old 05-09-2012, 11:57 AM   #4
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I watched a new film last evening called THE QUEEN OF THE SUN, a documentary about colony collapse disorder. One of the specialists intervied called it "people collapse disorder", meaning people have lost their priorities to the profit motive, and that even the future of civilization, which the pollinators control, is not enough to smarten them up.

The film is international in scope, with bee keepers and biologists from around the world sharing their beliefs on the immportance of pollinatgors, both native and imported. Indeed, though the film centers upon the honey bee, it does not neglect the other pollinators so important to the production of food and the continuation of healthy ecosystems.

Its free to watch on Netflix streaming. It's a 2011 production.
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Old 06-07-2012, 06:06 PM   #5
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Bring Back the Pollinators
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Bring Back the Pollinators is based on four simple principles: grow a variety of pollinator-friendly flowers, provide nest site, avoid pesticides, and spread the word. Why these four principles?

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With these core values, pollinator conservation can be adapted to any location, whether you tend an urban community garden or a suburban yard, work in a city park or on a farm.
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Old 06-20-2012, 09:33 AM   #6
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Here's another video on pollination; the hummingbird segments are truly amazing.

The beauty of pollination - YouTube

Admin, feel free to move to another thread if an alternative one seems more appropriate.
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Old 06-20-2012, 09:47 AM   #7
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I couldn't follow the link Circium, it says webpage expired. I did however read today's blog that I follow, Clay and Limestone, pretty much praising pollinators and talking about Xerces.

Here's a new link to Xerces:
The Xerces Society Bring Back The Pollinators

And another to Clay and Limestone:
clay and limestone

BTW, happy summer everyone!
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Old 06-20-2012, 04:42 PM   #8
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I watched a new film last evening called THE QUEEN OF THE SUN, a documentary about colony collapse disorder. One of the specialists intervied called it "people collapse disorder", meaning people have lost their priorities to the profit motive, and that even the future of civilization, which the pollinators control, is not enough to smarten them up.

The film is international in scope, with bee keepers and biologists from around the world sharing their beliefs on the immportance of pollinatgors, both native and imported. Indeed, though the film centers upon the honey bee, it does not neglect the other pollinators so important to the production of food and the continuation of healthy ecosystems.

Its free to watch on Netflix streaming. It's a 2011 production.
I like to hear what other WGers are recommending --- I'll check this one out on netflix!
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