Tag Archives: Pollinator

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Scenes from the hive

During the last workshop, we had a photo-session with bees at the hive. While it is not generally recommended that instructors take images for their own purposes during a workshop, the participants were all comfortable […]

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Zephyrs in the Park

I spent part of my summer in Goldbar Park in Edmonton, standing at the face of a tall earthen bank, photographing and video recording the life of the many insects that made their appearance there. […]

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In Memoriam–the tongue that killed my flash

While this bee was going through a re-shoot, the lighting unit, a Canon MT-24EX Macro Twin Lite Flash, failed on the right side. This image is cropped from the previous 150 image focus-stacked image that I […]

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Supporting Pollinators

Why worry about pollinators? Pollinators fertilize flowers that produce fruit and seeds that many animals need to survive, including ourselves! Recently, with bees in the news due to colony collapse disorder, many are concerned about honeybee decline, and […]

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Pollinator Week Begins!

Pollinator Week takes place June 16 – 22, 2014. This is a U.S event, now followed worldwide, first initiated by the Pollinator Partnership, the “largest organization in the world dedicated exclusively to the protection and promotion of […]

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Farewell to Pollinator Week

Pollinator Week ended in the United States yesterday, but let’s not forget about these essential critters. I could have called it “Plight of the Bumblebees“, but here are some that are doing well in our city […]

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Beetle Bee-mimic

It is nearing the end of National Pollinator Week, so I thought I would show one of the less typical pollinators – one that seems to try its best to look like a typical pollinator… […]

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Mission Pollinization – by The Bug Chicks

Their business is bugs. [vodpod id=Video.5901549&w=425&h=350&fv=] Self proclaimed “Bug Dorks”, Kristie Reddick and Jessica Honaker, are The Bug Chicks.  Together they run a unique venture in Solpugid Productions, an educational company that promotes the science of […]

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