Farms & flowers

Now while I’m not a farmer, even though I have been a gardener from time to time, I’ve had relatives over the years who were farmers. These days my gardens mostly consist of flowers, so this article was right up my alley.

The article tonight is entitled “Why Farmers Are Using Flowers Instead Of Chemicals To Tackle Pests by Fino Menezes over at Bright Vibes. Love the colors!

Sincerely-

 

Green Librarian

 

Advertisements

Buzzingly

Somehow this summer, the topic of bees has continued to buzz around in my head and so today’s article continues along that theme. As someone who has a family cabin up north in Minnesota, I only wish this idea would spread south to the state of Missouri. Regardless of that however, I’ve finally this summer begun to make my yard more bee friendly

The article is entitled “Minnesota Will Pay Residents to Create Bee Friendly Lawns” by Jordan Davidson over at EcoWatch. Ironically enough, I just took a picture of my first bumblebee up north this summer, which I posted last month in To the north and back.

Buzzingly-

 

Green Librarian

Cloudy days

Now one of my favorite things to do on any given days, is to do watch the clouds go by. The fact that I work in a tall building, over looking the Mississippi river, makes it even more fun.

That’s what made reading this article, “Take time to look at the clouds” by Melissa Breyer over at Treehugger, so much fun to read. Just yesterday I took this picture just after the rain cut short my son’s golf tournament, sponsored by St. Louis Arc.

Clouds

Also, if you get the chance, check out the book The Cloudspotter’s Guide by Gavin Pretor-Pinney over on the Cloud Appreciation Society’s website. A great read and one I realized I need to add to my  Green Reading list (which I just did).

Sincerely-

 

Green Librarian

 

 

 

Elephants and bees, oh my!

So I thought for sure I already posted this article before but after doing some green librarian research, apparently I haven’t. That said, who knew that one of the largest animals (the elephant) on the planet would be scared of one of the smallest (the bee).

The article is entitled “Elephants Are Very Scared of Bees. That Could Save Their LivesBy

Sincerely-

 

Green Librarian

 

Bee blitz

So many years ago, before my oldest son was even born, I got the chance to help out with a butterfly account at a nearby park. Many years and three kids later, all my kids and I helped out on a Monarch count.

Reading this article the other day, “Bee Blitz aims to let volunteers help researchers via ‘citizen science’by  over at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch got me to reliving those moments. Maybe it’s time for another chapter of citizen science.

Sincerely-

 

Green Librarian

The stars around us

So this is just one of those cool stories (at least to me) about this planet and how the skies around us can affect us. According to this article, these glassy pearls in these ancient clams actually have a bit of outer space in them.

The article is entitled “Ancient clams give forth glassy pearls that came from outer spaceby Melissa Breyer over at Treehugger. Just such a neat story about the world around us.

Sincerely-

 

Green Librarian

A hard rain and an orange sky

So last night here in St. Louis, after a really hard rain, we got the most amazing orange sky. Now I would like to say I can tell you why this happened but as of yet, I have no idea. So as any good librarian will tell yoiu, I need to do some research. At this point, all I can say is stay tuned!

OrangeSky

Sincerely-

 

Green Librarian