Sun Setting On Our Field, by Rainer

Did the rose
Ever open its heart

And give this world
All its

It felt the encouragement of light
Against its

We all remain




Sunday, June 26, 2011

Bees Here Now!


Lots of good bee information at this site about the Great Sunflower Project, including a map of 2010 data.
This group is also organizing two other Citizen Science projects:
-Tracking Allergy Agents
-Spotting Seasonal Changes

Both projects use calibration plants as indicators for the studies. I think we have alfalfa for the allergy study and Virginia strawberry and western wheatgrass for the season spotting. Looks like fun!

And how about this hilarious movie about bees: "Queen of the Sun: What Are Bees Telling Us?"
Ok, the one beekeeper guy in the trailer from 11 seconds to 20 seconds in, with the German accent, is too much, brushing a tray of bees with his moustache, "and they like." Otherwise doesn't look like a knee slapper, but still can't wait to see it.

New favorite web site, about bees and more:

LinkWe're grateful to Carolyn and Sheila for the links!