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Monarch Update – March 2016

Monarch Update – March 2016

 

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Photo Courtesy of John Roberts

 

John Roberts gives an update on the plantings around Lake Judy and interesting information regarding the Monarch Butterfly.  Click here to read more…

 

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Monarch Butterfly

Monarch Butterfly

 

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Photo Courtesy of Betty Salter

 

Unfortunately, the population of this beautiful butterfly is declining rapidly.  The plight of the Monarch Butterfly is so serious that in February 2015 the Federal Government allocated money in an effort to save this special species.  Cary Salter wrote an excellent article about Monarchs and included some beautiful photos.   Read more about the Monarch Butterfly…

 

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Pesky Pests

Pesky Pests

 

I have uploaded another interesting article written by Linda Adams on some of Florida’s pesky pests like the fire ant, love bug and mosquito.  Read more about these pesky pests…

 

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Another Honey Bee Rescue

Another Honey Bee Rescue

©Darlene B. Durham 2014

 

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Honey Bees on a Wood Barrel
Photo Courtesy of Sandy Juba

 

On August 28, Sandy Juba and bee expert, Kim Powell, went to Peter and Linda Batchelar’s house on Harmony Lane to remove honey bees which had taken up residency on a wood barrel.  Kim relocated the bees to his farm and they will continue their life’s work of pollinating.

We have an article on this website about the importance of honey bees as pollinators which you can access by clicking here.  The article also has photos of the bee rescue on Sunset from earlier this summer.

Thank you Peter and Linda for choosing to have the bees relocated so they can continue their important pollination work instead of having them exterminated!

 

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