North Carolina First Lady Kristin Cooper and other state officials visited Jockey’s Ridge State Park last week to plant a persimmon tree and celebrate plant species native to the region.
North Carolina has the largest state beekeeping association in the country, but its number of large-scale commercial beekeeping operations lags far behind other states.
What began as a grassroots effort in the North Carolina mountains a decade ago to save honeybees has become a nationwide initiative to protect pollinators.
The Museum of the Albemarle’s History for Lunch program at noon June 21 will focus on bees and other pollinators.
An awareness campaign called “No Mow May” is urging people not to mow their lawns this month, or even this whole season, as a way to help make sure that pollinators have enough to eat.
“World Bee Day 2023 calls for global action to support pollinator-friendly agricultural production and highlights the importance of protecting bees and other pollinators, particularly through evidence-based agricultural production practices,” U.N. officials said.
On display starting March 20 at the Museum of the Albemarle, “Pollination Investigation” shows the process and importance of pollination.
The free, family friendly events are scheduled for Sunday at Cape Fear Museum Park and again Sept. 25 at Smith Creek Park.
The show features large, close-up images of colorful bees and blooms by photographer and beekeeper Deana B. Marion.
Tryon Palace in New Bern is spreading the word about Pollinator Week, which is Monday through Sunday, with garden tours, educational activities and special programming Saturday.
Habitat loss and pesticide use have made planting for pollinators more important than ever, and adding native, diverse plants can help create a haven for pollinators and wildlife.
This week, June 18-24, is National Pollinator Week, which recognizes the benefits provided by bees, birds, butterflies, bats and beetles. But many pollinator populations are in decline because of factors including habitat loss, weather extremes, climate change and pesticide misuse. Photo: Mark Hibbs
Tryon Palace is set to offer in celebration of National Pollinator Week, June 18-24, several free pollinator-themed events at the palace and its North Carolina History Center.
These carnivorous plants native to the Wilmington area rely on insects as pollinators and prey, but researchers have discovered that Venus flytraps don’t feast on the bugs that pollinate them.