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Articles About pollinators
The Greene County Beekeepers Association will present its annual Honey Harvest Festival on Saturday, July 15, 11 a.m.–3 p.m., at Glen Helen’s Camp Greene.
Since 1950, native bee populations have dropped by about 50%, mostly due to the loss of habitat and floral variety. The effect has been that now we harvest fewer fruits and vegetables in our orchards and gardens.
On Sunday, April 23, around 100 villagers and visitors gathered at the John Bryan Community Center to celebrate Earth Day.
“Celebrate the earth as the flowers and trees burst with color, abundance and the promise of fall harvest. Take a moment to admire nature’s beauty and be thankful for the gifts of nature.”
Over 100 properties throughout the village have been certified with the National Wildlife Federation, or NWF, as official native wildlife habitats. Each of these properties — 108, to be exact — have met the NWF’s criteria of providing local fauna with sources of food, water and shelter, while abiding by stringent sustainable practices.
“Down to Earth,” a new monthly column, will concentrate on environmental issues related to the village, embedded in the understanding of climate change, the need for community resilience and sustainability, and the restoration of native habitat.
Master Gardeners Terese DeSimio and Macy Reynolds will lead a series of walks focusing on native pollinators this summer. The first walk will be held Sunday, June 16, beginning at the Women’s Park on Corry Street at 1:30 p.m.