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Old 11-13-2014, 05:59 PM   #61
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I think that is wonderful Rebek. My only concern is that some people are afraid of bees. I think a lot of education is needed so people understand that bees are a good thing. Even though I have been a nature lover my whole life I was always afraid of bees and wasps. It was only until recently that I learned if you leave them alone they will leave you alone. Everyone wants to kill their nests because they don't understand. My neighbor wants to kill every bug on his property. He points out my insects like he thinks I should kill them.
Yes, I've had to educate even some of the members of our environmental action club.
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Old 11-13-2014, 07:10 PM   #62
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In case I've not posted this link before: here is a project that can be undertaken by any town with lawn strips along the sidewalks: Pollinator Pathway®. One of my retirement projects is to urge the "Marietta in Bloom" group to use native pollinator-friendly flowers in its planting beds around town (already done in some of its plantings along our bike path--and I will be getting involved with the organization as a volunteer after we get settled into our new place).
That sounds like a fantastic project. I hope you will keep us posted.
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Old 11-13-2014, 07:37 PM   #63
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I know one of the group's organizers and have been assured that there is plenty for me to do.
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Old 11-13-2014, 08:35 PM   #64
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I know one of the group's organizers and have been assured that there is plenty for me to do.
It is wonderful that you are helping with that Rebek
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Old 11-13-2014, 09:18 PM   #65
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I will be helping--after we move, after I eradicate the English ivy from the sunken garden at the new place, and when I'm not drowning in freshman essays.
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