Letter to the editor: Keep your lawn friendly to pollinators

Mowing high, set to 5 instead of 3, allows wild plants in pesticide-free mowed areas to thrive under the cutting blade.

Starksboro projects aid pollinators and other wildlife

A white clapboard church sits on Route 116 in the center of Starksboro village. At the front steps of this Baptist church are two container gardens, now home to pollinator-friendly plants. 

Warming weather hurting bees

Some Addison County residents may have been surprised when warm weather rolled in with the beginning of November, bringing sunny days and comfortable temperatures at a time when Vermonters are usually starting to bundle up for the winter.

Bees help MUHS class learn botany

On a chilly morning earlier this week, a class of Middlebury Union High School students stepped outside to learn about botany from a large group of winged experts — honeybees. 

Ask a master gardener: How to help bumblebee queens overwinter

Wild bees are important pollinators for our crops, gardens and wild plants. In Vermont there are over 350 types of wild bees, including 17 different species of bumblebees.

A Weybridge garden is put to bed for pollinators

If you’ve passed the flower garden at the Weybridge end of the Pulp Mill Bridge recently, you may have thought it looks unkempt, even dead. Not so, exclaim its gardeners.

Monkton gardeners help pollinators

“There’s something calming for me about getting my hands in the dirt,” Jenne Morton told me recently.

Learn beekeeping history in Salisbury talk

William Mares will be speaking at Bees Besieged: A History of Beekeeping on Wednesday, Aug. 17 at 7 p.m. The talk will be held at the Salisbury Meeting House.

Pollinators taking flight in Vergennes

You may have thought about offsetting your carbon footprint, but have you ever considered your pollinator footprint? Bee the Change, a Vermont-based organization dedicated to increasing biodiversity through pollination, is asking Vermont businesses, schoo … (read more)

Climate Matters: Lessons from a twelfth of a teaspoon of honey

The honey bee is critical to the environment and our survival. Here are some facts about honey bees, drawn from two sources.

Letter to the editor: Caterpillars not really so scary

The first time I met a tomato hornworm caterpillar in my garden I screamed and ran. What was that!?

Letter to the editor: We can all help our pollinators

I’m thrilled to be part of a county-wide effort to help our native pollinators.

Letter to the editor: There are easy ways to help pollinators

Pollinators have become the new “buzz” word in the last several months.  We now have National Pollinator Week, June 20-26!

Letter to the editor: Article on the impact of pesticides was appreciated

I was shocked, angry and deeply saddened to read how dire the situation is and how little is being done.

Letter to the editor: Legislature’s failure to protect pollinators shameful

Christopher Ross’ recent piece “Pesticides Threatening Pollinators” was a much-needed examination of the rot that has infested our democracy from top to bottom.