Busy as bees with pollinators in mind

By Sunni Heikes-Knapton Pollinators don’t worry about pandemics. Stay-at-home orders and social isolation aren’t stopping the bees, butterflies, bats and moths from doing their important tasks in our landscape. Similarly, our nation’s conservation districts also continue their valuable work during a challenging time, even on efforts that help those same pollinators to keep working.   For…… Continue reading →

NACD offers educational pollinator field day guide

Conservation districts now have a new tool in their toolkit for teaching the important topic of pollinators.  NACD has released a free, first-of-its-kind curriculum, “A Guide to Conducting a Pollinator Conservation Field Day,” which is available for download through NACD’s new Conservation Education Hub. The guide was developed through support from the David Rockefeller Fund…… Continue reading →

District Workshops for Pollinator Prairies Expand Native Habitat in Oklahoma

By Katrina Vaitkus [caption id="attachment_34055" align="alignright" width="303"] Volunteers after spreading seed and hay at Bickham-Rudkin Park in Edmond.[/caption] The Oklahoma County Conservation District (OCCD) in Oklahoma recently held two Pollinator Prairie Workshops as a part of a larger Pollinator Prairie Workshop Series. Kevin Mink, the urban soil health specialist for the district, had the idea…… Continue reading →

Pollinator Conservation Takes Off in Montana

The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (MDNRC) recently published the below article. NACD thanks Linda Brander, a resource specialist for the Conservation Districts Bureau within MDNRC, for the opportunity to republish this story on our blog. [caption id="attachment_30163" align="alignright" width="200"] Doug and Ronda Bonsell. Photo by Jesse Scott, Ekalaka, Mont.[/caption] By John Grassy, Montana Department of Natural…… Continue reading →

Celebrate Pollinator Week – Five Ways You Can Help Today

By NACD Communications Manager Sara Kangas As spring concludes and summer finally arrives, you're likely seeing more critters around your garden hard at work. Today marks the beginning of National Pollinator Week, an annual event to raise awareness of the animals and invertebrates that make our ecosystems function. In addition to graphics on NACD's social…… Continue reading →

Celebrating bats: Unexpected pollinators

By Sara Kangas Bat Week is held each October 24 – 31 and raises awareness for how integral bats are to our ecosystems. Bats are some of America’s best pollinators, but they’re often shrouded in mystery! Here are some facts about pollinating bats in the United States: Chiropterophily is the official term for pollination of…… Continue reading →

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