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3rd Bee of the 2021 Bee Count

Counting Bees for 2021

Once temps rise above 50 degrees, bees emerge and need food.

Jacks Urban Native Pollinator Garden

Bloominati Jack Strikes Back with Small Space Pollinator Garden

Bloominati member Jack,  strikes back at dead mono-cultured lawns with a powerful small-space, regenerative pollinator garden!

Mid Century Mod Chicken Coop

Mid Century Modern Chicken Coop

In 2016, I wanted a Mid-Century Modern Coop

Annual cornflowers support biodiversity & native bees like the Brown Belted Bumblebee

Heirloom Annual Plants Expand Biodiversity

The addition of annual plants to a primarily native yard offers huge benefits to pollinators, increases biodiversity and some can even feed larval caterpillars. Many annuals are native perennials from the west coast making them annuals on the east coast. A few years ago, I chose to add plenty of open pollinated heirloom annuals to…

Ohio Native Plant Pollinator Garden

Buy Straight Species Native Plants to Feed Larval Caterpillars

Many of the plants at local non-native nurseries and garden centers are being sold as “native” they are actually hybrids and/or cultivars.

Leaf Cutter Bee inside Obedient Plant

Obedient Plants House Small Bees

How many tiny bees can you find?

Cutest Slug In Silvercreek

The Coolest Slug in Ohio

I am not sure what kind of slug this is, but i think it might be a Meadow slug.

American Robin feeding her babies

American Robin Raising Her Babies

When I heard the chirps of mama grow more intense, notifying me that her fledglings are vulnerable and unsheltered; I soothed her fears by relocating them to bushes for cover.

Dirty Blooms Native Plant Nursery

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