Winter’s only now settling in, but soon we’ll all be poring over seed catalogs with visions of spring gardens dancing in our heads. This year, why not plan with pollinators in mind? The Kerr Center’s “Creating a Pollinator-Friendly Landscape” page is a good place to start.
Make Room for Pollinators in Your Garden Plans
Monarch Watch is providing free milkweed seedlings to schools and non-profits, as well as for large-scale restoration projects.
Monarch Watch is now accepting pre-orders for milkweed plants, to be shipped in the spring. Seedlings are sold by the flat, with varieties sorted by region.
David Redhage offers this book review of The Sunflower Family, a new ID guide from the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT).
The Kerr Center had a table at the Monarchs on the Mountain celebration in Tulsa’s Turkey Mountain Urban Wilderness Area September 24th. If you missed the event, you can still find a wealth of information on monarchs, their habitat, and other native plants and beneficial insects on our pollinator pages.
USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Oklahoma plans to add an estimated 450,000 more acres to the rolls of the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) during fiscal year 2016. NRCS Oklahoma State Conservationist Gary O’Neill encourages farmers, ranchers and landowners to submit applications by March 31 to their local USDA service center to ensure they…