12 Days of Pollinators!
December 2022 May your holiday bee more wonderful with this series by Ethan Robison, Pollinator Educator and Outreach Specialist! If you'd like to put out a feeder for hummingbirds this winter, try adding a bit more sugar to your syrup mixture. This will LOWER the freezing point of the syrup, so it will stay liquid at colder temperatures! But once summer comes around, be sure to return to your normal ratio of 1 part sugar to 4 parts water. You may not even see these ground ne
Shrubs in the Treetops: a Portrait of Mistletoe
By Jenn Roe, Natural History Docent at-large Summer is gone and our world shifts gears into fall, and then winter mode. The blooms of the earlier seasons give way to fruits of their vegetative labor: seed beds, berries, nuts, and other forms of embryonic plant progeny, all hold promise of next year’s floral offspring plus an extra yield: cuisine for native wildlife in the fall and winter. Observant hikers can spy autumnal foodstuff while wandering the mountain’s grocery aisl
Pollinator Pals, With Cheese
Hannah Borgerson, Ethan Robison, and Sue Fthenakis. Not shown: Sara Enriquez and Pete Gonzalves. by Ethan Robison and Kristina Lefever What happens when you give passionate educators free cheese? An Education Committee apparently! Since September, PPRV has been putting together an Education Committee devoted to outreach and curriculum design for our Pollinator Pals program. Working with schools, youth programs, and outdoor educators, our goal is to provide high-quality and lo