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
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
The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) organized a Listening Session to discuss a plan to monitor native bees in the US. The meeting was held in Washington DC in the USDA South Building Café Conference Center and broadcasted via Webinar. On June 28, from 8 to 11 am, several Universities, beekeeper associations and other environmental agencies … More National Native Bee Monitoring plan
On Saturday, May 6, 2017, the Atlanta Botanical Garden Pollinator Garden Coordinator, with funding from US-FWS Biologist Deborah Harris, organized all pollinator gardens to participate in a Monarch Citizen Science Training. The workshop was held at the Urban Conservation Training Institute, part of the Greening Youth Foundation, thanks to Site Manager Whitney C. Jaye who … More Monarch Citizen Science Training
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
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!
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
It is that time of the year to grab your magnifying glasses, nets, little vials and be ready to explore the wonders of Nature! The Jimmy Carter National Historic Site will be hosting a bioblitz on March 24th and 25th! A bioblitz is a citizen-science project partnership that brings scientists, naturalists, and volunteers together to … More Bioblitz at Jimmy Carter Historic Site!
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
The Atlanta Botanical Garden (ABG) and Park Pride (PP), through the Home Depot Foundation (HDF) grant program Building Community Network (BCN), designed a Pollinators in Parks Pilot Program. The objective is to increase the presence and impact of pollinators gardens in five Atlanta parks with active community support and involvement. This program will provide an … More Pollinator Garden Design Workshop