All about Insects

One example, wild bergamot (Monarda fistulosa – also known as bee balm), is one of the best forage plants for bumble bees. Bergamot also provides nectar for honeybees, black sweat bees, mason wasps, great black wasps, eastern tiger swallowtail butterflies, silver spotted skipper butterflies, monarch butterflies, great spangled fritillary butterflies, moths, snout moths, hummingbird clearwing moths, long-horned bees, cuckoo bees, green sweat bees, wool carder bees, small resin bees, leafcutter bees, and sweat bees.

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Take a deep breath and say thanks for the trees

This year, the Washington Conservation District sold nearly 20,000 trees and more than 100 rain barrels.

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How can I get you in some new landscaping this spring?

Can’t you just see yourself driving away with a new bundle of seedling trees this spring?

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A wise old owl once told me

A hundred feet away another owl hooted in response and it suddenly felt like magic as we all sat wordlessly in the sparkling snow on a subzero night listening to the owls hoot for at least another minute.

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