Tag Archives: Diana Magnuson

No, no to neonics…

by Diana Magnuson “If the bee disappears from the surface of the earth, man would have no more than four years to live. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man.” …attributed to Albert Einstein. Hyperbole? Perhaps not. CCD, colony collapse disaster, has wiped out millions of beehives […]

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Keweenaw Bay Indian Community: native plants greenhouse leads in land restoration

Here in the U.P., there is a quiet movement at the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, historical in its impact and vital to the protection and restoration of native plants. Nestled along the shores of the Keweenaw Bay Peninsula, on reservation land, is a sixteen-foot geodesic dome, solar-powered native plants greenhouse established in 2010. If You […]

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Pollinators & Native Plants: an editorial illustration

by Diana Magnuson Author’s Note:   This drawing is a culmination of the past pollinators and native plants columns. Bees grace my gardens. The squash bee is particularly happy with the huge yellow flowers in full bloom on my squash plants. As always, special thanks to Jan Schultz, chief botanist for the eastern region of the […]

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