Suggestion:

If you want to save your local bees, you cannot rely on corporations to do it for you. While it’s a nice sentiment for Cheerios and Burt’s Bees (which, to be fair, they’ve almost always had a commitment to the environment) to take a stand to support our endangered species (we’re counting down months until this planet is no longer habitable), it is impossible for them to know what plants are actually suited for your own habitat. A while ago, I reviewed a book about gardening for bees, but here are some other steps you can take.

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Plant Update

It’s been a while since I’ve talked about my plants. There’s not much to say, since it’s November and most of the things I planted back in–March? April? I can’t remember–have died thanks to some unseasonably cold and unseasonably warm weather (as well as it being, you know, November). So here are some words on my houseplants.

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Collecting Spores, Molds, and Fungus: Siegel and Schwarz’s ‘Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast’

This is a weird fact about me: when I go hiking (which isn’t something I necessarily love when it’s over 90 degrees Fahrenheit outside), I’m usually watching the ground for mushrooms. I like them and I like the way they look, and that’s why I’m glad I’m reviewing Noah Siegel and Christian Schwarz’s book, “Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast: A Comprehensive Guide to the Fungi of Coastal Northern California.”

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“Why Don’t I See Bees on My Bee Plant?”: a review of Frey and LeBuhn’s The Bee-Friendly Garden

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m something of a novice gardener. That said, I have decided to make an attempt to grow some plants, have gotten some seeds to do so, and began reading The Bee-Friendly Garden.

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