The private lives of our native bees: talk and walk

by Lynn Ovenden, photos by Renate Sander-Regier Jessica Forrest checking her net for bees in the backyard garden at the Fletcher Wildlife Garden. Bees are big this year. On May 12, the Wild Pollinator Partners network, led by Sandy Garland and Renate Sander-Regier, hosted a workshop on bees at the Fletcher Wildlife Garden [...]

2018-05-24T12:59:02-04:00May 24th, 2018|Fletcher Wildlife Garden|

Nest boxes for mason bees

This very small bee was exploring the various nest holes in this bee box. This tiny bee is in the Tribe Osmiini, and in the genus Heriades (thanks to Bug Guide for identifying the genus). by Sandy Garland Mason bees are named for their use of mud or clay in their nests. They [...]

2019-03-18T19:53:52-04:00May 16th, 2015|Fletcher Wildlife Garden|

Mad about mothing – the OTHER winged beauty

by Diane Lepage, FWG Butterfly Meadow coordinator Macaria promiscuata – Promiscuous Angle Moth. Photo by Diane Lepage. Moths are very interesting creatures that are worth paying attention to. My interest for those beautiful and sometimes oddly shaped moths started in my early adulthood, and increased when I got my first digital camera. It [...]

2018-01-02T17:55:30-05:00August 19th, 2012|Fletcher Wildlife Garden|

Easy steps to growing common milkweed from seed

Text and photos by L Heroux, FWG volunteer The monarch migration is truly one of the world’s greatest natural wonders, yet it is threatened by habitat loss. . . The need for host plants for larvae and energy sources for adults applies to all monarch and butterfly populations around the world. — MonarchWatch ( [...]

2021-09-17T20:01:05-04:00May 22nd, 2012|Fletcher Wildlife Garden|