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crittergarden
Jun 20, 2014 2:09 PM CST
Humans' insistence on CONQUER AND CONTROL methods are having disastrous effects on our native pollinators. Monarchs may be the pretty poster pollinator, but ALL of our pollinators, bees, bats AND butterflies are threatened.

http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/issues/304/pollinators-an...

It's an ecoSYSTEM and once we messed with a piece of it, we messed with the whole thing. We are killing our home.
SHOW ME YOUR CRITTERS! I have a critter page over at Cubits. http://cubits.org/crittergarden/thread/view/73275/
Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
Bearded Dragon young male
Region: Australia Annuals Canning and food preservation Herbs Tropicals Foliage Fan
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Gleni
Jun 21, 2014 1:58 AM CST
Silent Spring is coming back.
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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Peonies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Ideas: Master Level
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CarolineScott
Jun 21, 2014 5:00 AM CST
We gardeners need to sow more wildflowers that are useful to insects.
I had ordered a mix for bees, but have not got to sowing it. Must do that!
Surprisingly GREEN Pittsburgh (Zone 6a)
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crittergarden
Jun 21, 2014 5:44 AM CST
NATIVE wildflowers are best.
I don't even know where to find a local mix locally.....

SHOW ME YOUR CRITTERS! I have a critter page over at Cubits. http://cubits.org/crittergarden/thread/view/73275/
Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
Bearded Dragon young male
Region: Australia Annuals Canning and food preservation Herbs Tropicals Foliage Fan
Plays in the sandbox Cactus and Succulents Garden Photography Hybridizer Composter Sedums
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Gleni
Jun 21, 2014 7:34 AM CST
I am lucky because I am surrounded by vacant allotments some still treed and have many native plants naturally in my place. However, the local authority sprays for mosquitos and midges by helicopter. I don't mind the insects but locals scream their heads off for spraying. I often wonder why they come to the islands. But then again the old families scream for it too.
Surprisingly GREEN Pittsburgh (Zone 6a)
Rabbit Keeper Bee Lover Cat Lover Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Butterflies Hummingbirder
Dog Lover Birds Plant and/or Seed Trader Bulbs Echinacea Irises
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crittergarden
Jun 21, 2014 7:45 AM CST
Humans confuse me.
SHOW ME YOUR CRITTERS! I have a critter page over at Cubits. http://cubits.org/crittergarden/thread/view/73275/

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