Blog Posts - Pollination



Influential conservation ecology papers of 2016

As I have done for the last three years (2015, 2014, 2013), here’s another retrospective list of the top 20 influential conservation papers of 2016 as assessed by experts in F1000 Prime. Scaling laws predict global microbial diversity — ...
by Conservation Bytes on Dec 15, 2016

The Perils of Plant Monogamy

Biology concepts – pollination, single pollinator, co-evolution, co-divergenceWhat’s bugging her, it’s supposed to be a party!Imagine the best party of the year – it’s cold outside, but hot inside. The food is great, all your friends are th...
by As Many Exceptions As Rules on Jul 13, 2016

Is It Hot In Here Or Is It Just My Philodendron?

Biology concepts – thermoregulation, pollination, tropisms, flower structure, plant communication In many ways, plants are “smarter” than people (forgive the anthropomorphism). We can change our environment to suit our needs or move to a better...
by As Many Exceptions As Rules on Jul 6, 2016

Sunrise, Sunset – Life In the Twilight

Biology concepts – activity patterns, crepuscular, co-evolution, active pollinationNocturnal and diurnal activity patterns are like vanilla and chocolate cupcakes. But what if you like rose hip or green tea flavors – are there cupcakes out there...
by As Many Exceptions As Rules on Feb 17, 2016

Influential conservation papers of 2015

As I did last year and the year before, here’s another arbitrary, retrospective list of the top 20 influential conservation papers of 2015 as assessed via F1000 Prime. — Changing habitat areas and static reserves: challenges to species...
by Conservation Bytes on Dec 24, 2015

Bee informed: Quick pollination facts about our most important pollinators

If bees were to disappear, humans will disappear within a few years. Albert Einstein — I find it interesting that so much is said about bees (including here on this blog), yet many of the ‘facts’ that one hears mentioned in any vari...
by Conservation Bytes on Nov 26, 2015

New Discovery: Azalea Relies on Butterflies For Survival!

  It was recently discovered that butterflies play yet another important role! The majestic butterfly has been linked to pollination of the flame azalea. “In order for a plant to reproduce, a pollinator — usually an insect — has to …...
by Fun Flower Facts on Aug 28, 2015

New Discovery: Azalea Relies on Butterflies For Survival!

  It was recently discovered that butterflies play yet another important role! The majestic butterfly has been linked to pollination of the flame azalea. “In order for a plant to reproduce, a pollinator — usually an insect — has to …...
by Fun Flower Facts on Aug 28, 2015

Attracting Bees, Butterflies |The Best Bait For Crop Pollination.

The expression about using using honey, sugar not vinegar. Something sweet to draw attention. Like leading a horse to water. But to attract the bees, whatever you are after. To turn on the marketing tractor beam. For the we need your help put out on...
by MeInMaine Blog on Jun 15, 2015

Boy Plants Are From Mars …..

Biology concepts – sexual dimorphism, plants, monoecious, dioecious, pistil, stamen, floral scent, ecology, ecological selection Charles Darwin missed the boat on linking his sexual and natural selection in animals to plants as well. This is...
by As Many Exceptions As Rules on Apr 15, 2015

Cartoon guide to biodiversity loss XXVIII

First batch of six biodiversity cartoons for 2015 (see full stock of previous ‘Cartoon guide to biodiversity loss’ compendia here). – Filed under: biodiversity, cartoon, climate change, conservation Tagged: Anthropocene, bees, biodiversity...
by Conservation Bytes on Feb 3, 2015

Cartoon guide to biodiversity loss XXVII

Here are the last 6 biodiversity cartoons for 2014 because, well, why not? (see full stock of previous ‘Cartoon guide to biodiversity loss’ compendia here). – Filed under: biodiversity, cartoon, climate change, conservation Tagged: Anthrop...
by Conservation Bytes on Dec 30, 2014

Corn Output Up in the U.S.

The thousands of field inspections that took place last week during the Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour found corn output in the U.S. will be 0.4 percent over the government’s... Read More The post Corn Output Up in the U.S. appeared first o...
by Zintro Blog on Sep 2, 2014

The Birds, the Bees, and the Bats ?

When I say bat, most people think blood-sucking vampires or flying rats. They definitely don’t think of beautiful fragrant flowers. Birds and Bees do their thing during the day, but as soon as night falls, it’s the bats that take … Continue...
by Fun Flower Facts on Aug 7, 2014

Jonathan Drori: Why we're storing billions of seeds. Ted Talk

In this brief talk from TED U 2009, Jonathan Drori encourages us to save biodiversity -- one seed at a time. Reminding us that plants support human life, he shares the vision of the Millennium Seed Bank, which has stored over 3 billion seeds to date...
by A Botanical Refuge on Jul 17, 2014

Jonathan Drori: Why we're storing billions of seeds. Ted Talk

In this brief talk from TED U 2009, Jonathan Drori encourages us to save biodiversity -- one seed at a time. Reminding us that plants support human life, he shares the vision of the Millennium Seed Bank, which has stored over 3 billion seeds to date...
by A Botanical Refuge on Jul 17, 2014

There Are Busy Bees in My Garden Today

Dear Subscribers, Sorry for this inconvenience..Please resubscribe on Rustique Art Blog subscription page to get the latest news! Blessings, Cindi With the flowers in full bloom, the bees are busy gathering pollen in my backyard. So busy they ar...
by Rustique Art Blog on Jun 17, 2014

How to grow your own fruit at home

HOME-GROWN FRUIT U-PICK   Many people enjoy going to the market to buy local produce but what’s even better is growing your own fruit trees and vegetables at home if you have the space to do so. Although you can easily buy fruit trees at y...
by CanadianBudgetBinder on May 15, 2014

5 Things Nobody’s Telling You About Heirloom Seeds

There is a lot of confusion right now about seeds, and understandably so. First, know you cannot buy a GE seed, what is commonly referred to as GMO, unless you are a farmer and sign a contract with Monsanto. Second, a hybrid is not a genetically engi...
by Gardening Jones on Mar 29, 2014

Organic Growing for the Environment

The Earth’s population continues to grow, but the amount of land available for growing food is disappearing rapidly. Erosion, development, pollution, dwindling water supplies, and other human-induced and natural disruptions  threaten safe food and...
by Agriculture Information Bank on Jan 4, 2014


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