One bite, two bites, three bites…

Did you know? One of every three bites of food is attributed to the work of bees and other pollinators.

From USDA-NRCS:

In other “buzz” news…

  • Our river rock erosion control is working!!! Now that we have one side of the erosion issue managed, we’ll work on the other water problem area.
  • We went to the EcoStore today and shopped around for some supplies for our insect hotel. We didn’t find what we needed today, but we’ll be back. We did find some paint suitable for covering up our old metal satellite dish post in the back. It is high quality enamel paint specifically for tractors/implements – Ford Blue. Blue isn’t our first choice, but this will be a base color – we have some artsy plans for the post.
  • MJ scored 500 free bricks for the base of our insect hotel. We’ll pick those up on Saturday.
  • The catalpa tree is blooming now – it is amazing. I posted a photo on our office Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/UNLExtensionLancasterCounty

On June 20, there is a Pollinator Habitat Workshop and Tour at Spring Creek Prairie south of Lincoln, NE. It is free and registration is required. For more information, visit http://nebraskapf.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Spring-Creek-Denton-Tour.pdf

Here’s to Sharing the Buzz!

Soni

UNL Extension provides research-based information to help you make informed decisions any time, any place, anywhere – http://lancaster.unl.edu

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About Soni Cochran

Mother, Wife, Grandma! I am an extension associate with the Nebraska Extension in Lancaster County. I work with urban pests and wildlife, youth programs and manage the office web site at http://lancaster.unl.edu. My degree is in education and I taught in rural public schools in Nebraska before coming to Nebraska Extension - UNL. I am Deputy Commander of the 155th Composite Squadron Civil Air Patrol in Lincoln - my focus is on public affairs, disaster relief and emergency services. Great organization of adults/teens serving this nation. Love my family, jobs, and sharing my love of nature and the outdoors with anyone who will listen.

One thought on “One bite, two bites, three bites…

  1. All bricks aren’t the same… The 500 bricks are no more… we can’t use them. So now we are learning about “bricks” which apparently, are all different. We need pavers (without holes) – not bricks (with holes)… who knew? Back to Craig’s List and our hunt for freebies (cheapies).

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