What’s the buzz about Windham Middle School? Seventh grade students on the Beal/Williamson academic team will soon embark on an interdisciplinary project based learning endeavor involving the importance and protection of Maine’s bees. Hi, my name is Erin Beal, and I teach seventh grade at Windham Middle School. I’m elated to tell you about an Read More
As the weather starts to cool bees are having a harder and harder time finding food. Help them out by not mowing or cutting wildflowers in your lawn and property. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
Summer is near, and my field season is going full tilt! I’ve finished up a habitat design for a residential property in Cumberland and I’m working on another exciting design in Brunswick. I’ve been giving property all over, and have several more lined up. I’m helping a landowner in Monson build a pollinator paradise, and have Read More
Bees are essential for pollinating our fruits and veggies yet are showing drastic population declines. Help bee populations by avoiding pesticides and planting a garden that blooms from early spring into the fall. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
“To keep every cog and wheel is the first precaution of intelligent tinkering.” — Aldo Leopold, 1949 In my last blog post, I wrote about Aldo Leopold (the father of wildlife ecology), carnivore coexistence, and his “thinking like a mountain” quote. This follow-up post springs from another one of his well-known quotes, and explores the importance of Read More
Associated Press AP news story WASHINGTON — A new federal report blames a combination of problems for a mysterious and dramatic disappearance of U.S. honeybees since 2006. The intertwined factors cited include a parasitic mite, multiple viruses, bacteria, poor nutrition, genetics, habitat loss and pesticides. The multiple causes make it harder to do something about Read More