Tag Archive: Pollinator

African Blue Basil: A Pollinator Favorite

Many bees and beneficial wasps will be attracted to African blue basil. Photo by Beth Bolles, UF IFAS Extension Escambia County Basil is a favorite plant in the summer herb garden and an absolute must for those who enjoy fresh leaves for a sandwich or delicious homemade pesto. While we grow basils as a food enhancer, …

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Gardening for Pollinator Conservation Workshop – October 13th, Quincy FL

A “Gardening for Pollinator Conservation” Workshop will take place Thursday, October 13, at the UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC) in Quincy. Pollinators are important in conserving native plants, ensuring a plentiful food supply, encouraging biodiversity and helping maintain a healthier ecological environment – – – the so-called “balance of nature.” Come learn …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/10/07/gardening-for-pollinator-conservation-workshop-october-13th-quincy-fl/

Panhandle Pollinator Conservation Short Course June 21

  Bumble bee with full pollen basket. Photo Credit: Tony Willis, wikipedia The Florida Game and Wildlife Conservation Commission, UF/IFAS Extension, NRCS, Wild Turkey Federation, and the Jackson Soil & Water District will be hosting the Panhandle Pollinator Conservation Short Course on Thursday, June 21.  The Short Course will be held at the Jackson County Extension Agriculture …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/05/18/panhandle-pollinator-conservation-short-course-june-21/