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North American Bees: Check out this beautiful calendar!

By Gary Bogue
Friday, November 12th, 2010 at 7:25 am in Bee decline, bees.

Photo by Brian Murphy, Walnut Creek, CA
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Gary:
Birders have it so easy with  many bird identification books to choose from!

Just try to identify a few of the 1,600 species of Native Bees who live in California in your backyard pollinating your flowers, vegetables and fruit trees! Where is the Native Bee identification book for that?

Since we don’t have one of those books yet, a good start for Native Bee identification would come from the 2011 North American Bee Calendar as it features 12 more commonly seen North American Native Bees. These Calendars are available at  http://www.xerces.org/calendar/…  or … http://www.greatsunflower.org/product/2011calendar. You not only get to learn more about those native bees, but you also get to support pollinator conservation efforts of these organizations when you buy a calendar!

Since bees are responsible for every third bite of food, it is very important we begin to help our pollinators in any way we can. Thanks.
Brian Murphy, Walnut Creek

Brian:
I can’t argue with that! Those native bee calendars are also pretty neat! I’m going to get one myself. /Gary

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One Response to “North American Bees: Check out this beautiful calendar!”

  1. Jackie Says:

    Hi! In regards to black squirrels—I have seen some at Adobe Nursery in Niles and also at the park next to the Union City Police Station.

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