Tag : habitat

9 Learnings from the Butterfly Waystation at Portland Head Lighthouse

  Somewhere along the way this summer, in between work and travel, I found myself here, at the Portland Head Lighthouse. I was happy to go for a walk, to be out of the car, and read up on a…

0 Comments / 121 View / August 17, 2017

Make Your Own Bee Friendly Garden in 5 Easy Steps

  It was not a surprise but definitely a disappointment to read that bees have been added to the endangered species list for the 1st time. This recent designation is for 7 species of yellow-faced bees native to Hawaii, their…

0 Comments / 841 View / October 21, 2016

Eight Tips to Create a Butterfly Waystation

We’ve been lucky this year. The honeybees, bumbles and native bees are regular visitors to the garden, but to see a butterfly feels like a treat. If I’m understanding the findings of the Urban Pollinator Project out of the UK correctly, I…

0 Comments / 299 View / August 29, 2013

The Reliably Unexpected Moments of Gardening

  Gardening is part planning, part serendipitous and 100% rewarding – in a pick yourself up by your boot straps sort of way. I love the reliably unexpected moments of discovery. Volunteers and new comers mixing up a planting plan,…

0 Comments / 30 View / May 10, 2013

The Hollyhocks Made Me Do It

My love for this old-fashioned, five petaled variety of Hollyhock, Alcea rosea, is not all consuming to distraction, but is a love one might hope for from a life-long friend.  I sometimes wonder, in Michael Pollan’s words, if I chose…

0 Comments / 54 View / October 31, 2010