The Ridges Sanctuary

Preservation, Education, and Research

Month: August 2013

Tuesday! Brought to You By the Letter “O”

Posted on Aug 27, 2013 by Drew Richmond   Comments Off on Tuesday! Brought to You By the Letter “O” | Posted in Blog · Uncategorized

(As reported by Marne Kaeske, Ridges Stewardship Coordinator) One does not get many field days when working in natural resource management. As teachers and mentors have cautioned, “the better you get, the more likely you will find yourself behind a desk applying for grants and submitting reports.” And as I have learned, successes come as [..Read more]

Pollen Baskets — They’re the Bee’s Knees!

Posted on Aug 13, 2013 by Drew Richmond   Comments Off on Pollen Baskets — They’re the Bee’s Knees! | Posted in Blog · Uncategorized

As I was walking through the butterfly garden at the Sanctuary earlier this week, one of our volunteer naturalists pointed to a bee on a nearby flower and commented on its full “pollen baskets.” Pollen baskets? Tell me more! It turns out that in addition to their other amazing qualities, bees have what is called [..Read more]