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Buzzworthy Beekeeping

Reeves-Reed Arboretum is abuzz with excitement to announce the launch of its latest conservation initiative: a beekeeping program aimed at promoting biodiversity and ecological stewardship within its grounds. This initiative underscores the Arboretum's commitment to environmental sustainability and the vital role that pollinators play in our ecosystem.

The decline of global bee populations in recent years has raised alarm bells worldwide. As pollinators, bees play a crucial role in the...

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When the Bloom Fades

I love it when the seasons change. During the approach to each equinox, I look forward to feeling a change in temperature, seeing the shift in the way sunlight falls, and watching the many ways that plants react to a new season. This year, our typically crisp autumn weather hasn’t been as cool as some years, but the nights will likely dip below freezing this week. With those colder temperatures, many more plants will enter dormancy or die back and, when we look at our garden beds, it's obvi...

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Monarchs in Trouble

It is not really news that Monarch butterflies are in trouble. Their numbers have been dropping steadily for the last twenty or more years. Last week, (August 2022) the International Union for the Conservation of Nature put the Monarch on their red list of species that are endangered. This holds no legal protections or incentives to help the Monarch, but it shows that scientists are justifiably worried.

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