PBS did a documentary about hummingbirds in 2010 called Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air It was well photographed, including slower action, so you are better able to watch the hummingbirds, and tiny cameras placed inside of flowers that gave a great point of view of the birds’ approach. Segments included hummingbird behavior, dominance “dogfights”, hummingbird research, […]

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The New York Times Magazine reports on how to attract butterflies to your garden. It is much similar than you might think. It will help struggling butterflies species as well as be rewarding to watch the butterflies come through your yard. Read article at How to Attract Butterflies – The New York Times

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Center for Biological Diversity News Release The Environmental Protection Agency announced so-called “emergency” approvals today to spray sulfoxaflor — an insecticide it considers “very highly toxic” to bees — on nearly 14 million acres of crops known to attract bees. The approval includes 2019 crops of cotton and sorghum in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Kansas, […]

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Defenders of Wildlife News Release VOTE MAKES FOUR NATIVE BUMBLE BEE SPECIES CANDIDATES FOR LISTING UNDER CALIFORNIA ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT The California Fish and Game Commission has voted to begin the listing process for four native species of bumble bees as endangered, in an attempt to ensure their survival in the state. This process was […]

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