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Sowing seeds for pollinators

Cara J

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Pollinators at several special sites will be buzzing with excitement come spring thanks to wildflower plantings taking place this fall. As part of The Wildlife Society’s partnership with Feed a Bee, a series of pollinator-approved plantings is scheduled to take place with partners across the country in the coming months. Among these unique locations are a research department investigating pollinators at Texas Tech University, a therapeutic boarding school with its own bee hives and a family-owned citrus grove. At the annual conference in Raleigh this October, The Wildlife Society (TWS) announced these plantings would occur in regions where its members are particularly passionate about promoting pollinator health. Existing Feed a Bee partners will plant native wildflowers this fall in: Lubbock, Texas Scott City, Kansas Flanagan, Illinois Fort Pierce, Florida. As a result of these plantings, more than 25 acres of additional forage for pollinators will be established nationally, giving our hardworking allies more sources of nutrition as they buzz from plant to plant. Various local organizations, in addition to TWS members, will have the chance to play a part in the plantings by hand scattering seeds across dedicated plots, with additional acres planted afterward. Educational stations and workshops will also [...]


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