Archive for the ‘Flowers’ Category

Insects in the winter

These days it seems that insects are what I’m most enjoying when it comes to nature. In fact, I just took up the hobby of photography with my new(ish) camera, and so insects sort of fell right into my lap as it were.

I’ve been having so much fun taking pictures of bees and butterflies in particular, along with all the flowers in my yard. Of course, I just started doing this a few weeks ago, so I can’t wait till I have a whole summer to do this.

Anyway, the article tonight is entitled “Where do insects go in the winter?by Mary Jo DiLonardo Over at Mother News Network. Now of course, my next purchase will be a lense for taking close up shots of all insects. I can’t wait!

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Green Librarian

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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!

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Green Librarian

 

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

Living on the prairies

As someone who loves history, I’ve often wondered what this part of the country was like back in the day. At least up in north St. Louis, there appear to be 25 acres of prairie land. This according to the article entitled “Prairie Restoration Project is in Bloom in North St. Louis” by Jesse Bogan at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. From the pictures, it looks incredible.

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Green Librarian

 

Bees crafting

So today I took back the book Honeybee Democracy by Thomas Seeley, mostly because I thought it’s way over my head. At this point, I need to find a book a little more at the beginner’s level, to learn about bees.

Anyway, after coming across this very interesting article entitled “These Special Bees Craft Nests from Flowe Petals” by Melissa Breyer over at Treehugger, I went ahead and re-requested. I also requested a book I hope will be more what I’m looking for entitled Our Native Bees by Embry Paige. I’ll keep you posted.

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Green Librarian

Smell of rain

It’s a phrase I’ve heard before and now science has begun to look for the answer. To begin with, check out the article entitled “Why does rain smell?MIT researchers use high-speed cameras to show how the scent of fresh rain gets into the air — and how bacteria goes along for the ride.” by  Ali Berman over at the Mother Nature Network. Really it was only a matter of time.

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Bloom and doom

Flowers

Okay, I have to say that the title of this article hits the nail right on the head. The article is entitled “Bloom and doom” by over at the Grist. The scary part is that I’ve seen plants and trees blooming since February!? Something’s just not right but, what could it be? Read and find out.

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Green Librarian