My Winter Solstice Reflection: On weaving together a world that's been torn asunder.
After a rather slow start this spring, activity has picked up at Jerry Smith Park. Less than a month ago, not only were bees in short supply, but insects of all kinds were scarce. Now the prairie is buzzing, hopping, flying - even being chewed apart! The explosion of life in such a short space... Continue Reading →
I'm spending my week at a bee identification workshop, learning about the diversity of Missouri bees and how to identify representative species. Mike Arduser, Missouri bee expert, is teaching the workshop. I spent a day collecting with Mike last summer, when he completed a survey of wild bees at two of Kansas City Missouri's... Continue Reading →