Butterfly State record count at Panola Mountain State Park

The Monastery of the Holy Spirit, Davidson-Arabia Mountain, Panola Mountain Butterfly Count through North American Butterfly Association- NABA took place August 10, 2017. These three areas are part of the Region 16 – South Atlantic that encompasses Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. The Panola Mountain State Park team had a party of four which included Dave … More Butterfly State record count at Panola Mountain State Park

Bee City Atlanta & GAPP in the news

Recently in the pollinator world in Atlanta, we have two news stories to share with you. The Major’s Office of Resilience Urban Agriculture Director Mario Cambardella and his team organized a total of seven community meetings with 60+ community members and other Institutions. These included the Atlanta Botanical Garden, Zoo Atlanta, Captain Planet Foundation, the Atlanta Community … More Bee City Atlanta & GAPP in the news

Pollinator Conservation through grassland restoration at Panola Mt

  The Conservation and Research Department at the Atlanta Botanical Garden has been working with partners and other organizations for more than 20 years, in restoring habitats, conducting research on endangered plant species, and ways to reproduce and establish them into their natural habitat. Panola Mountain State Park is just one of many partners who has … More Pollinator Conservation through grassland restoration at Panola Mt

New Pollinator Gardens in Metro Atlanta!

Park Pride and the Atlanta Botanical Garden, thanks to the Building Community Network initiative by the Home Depot Foundation, installed five pollinator gardens at five well-established community gardens with active community involvement and support. Furthermore, thanks to this grant we were able to hire Urban GreenScapes a Greening Youth Foundation interns new business enterprise. Grove Park Community … More New Pollinator Gardens in Metro Atlanta!

Managing Pollinator Gardens for nesting native bees-Part 1

There was a recent discussion about managing pith/stem nesting bees on the Beemonitoring Yahoo group, established by Sam Droege (USGS-Patuxent Wildlife Research Center). By now we know that of the 5,000 native bees in the country (approximately, some have not been identified yet), 30% build their nest in hollow tunnels. This behavior can occur inside … More Managing Pollinator Gardens for nesting native bees-Part 1

Building a Bee Box

There are approximately 5,000 native bees in North America, 70% lead a solitary life this means they do not build colonies like bumble bees, honey bees, or meliponinos (Central and South America, Africa and Australia native species). Solitary female bees make and provide food for their brood individually in their nest, some species form aggregations living close to members … More Building a Bee Box