Posts Tagged ‘Bees’

Food & Environmental Organizations #1

Sunday, January 5th, 2020

NOTE: Almost every year I post a list of organizations that work to improve the environment. This month, I hope to do another list, but in some cases, I will copy and paste what I receive in my email so you can read their purposes and efforts to make the world a better place. Most of the time, the info bleeds into the right hand margin, which I cannot always reduce, so my apologies if this happens. They often ask for donations, but the main reason for my posting is to give you information about the organization:

Here is the first one for 2020. I put some of the info in BOLD for emphasis:


Environment America Banner

We did it! Thanks to generous Environment America supporters like you, our end-of-year drive was a success, and we’re now more prepared than ever to start the new year off right.

Environment America supporters

Over the past year, supporters like you took action to protect bees from dangerous pesticides, to choose wildlife over plastic waste, to stand up for our public lands and so much more. And now we have the resources we’ll need to keep taking on some of the biggest issues facing our environment in 2020 — all thanks to people like you.

Your support is vital to all of our work. This year, we’ll work to protect our environment, together.

Thanks for making it all possible,

Ed Johnson

P.S. If you missed our end-of-year drive, you can still support all of Environment America’s work to protect wildlife, clean air, clean water and open spaces with a donation today.

Donate today. A cleaner, greener future is within our reach. Your donation today can help us bring the vision we share a little closer to reality.Environment America, Inc.
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August: The Fullness of Summer

Thursday, August 1st, 2019

When I think of August, the word “plush” comes to mind. Everything is full: trees, flowers, highways of vacationers, and gardens. My friend Mary Lew has a wonderful flower garden of her own design, purposely using plants that grow in Eastern Pennsylvania that bloom into flowers to attract pollinators: bees, butterflies, etc. The garden is not uniform like an English garden, but more like a field of flowers. Thanks you Mary Lew, for allowing me to photograph your lovely garden that is a great example of Earth Day, Every Day!

(Below the photos is a list of the “common names” of her flowers. I do not have photos of all the flowers in the list, because she also had more in her backyard, where I did not go. These were all in her front garden. I took them very early in the morning and did not want to disturb her by going in her yard.)




Southern Magnolia, Jacob Cline, Catmint, Shrub Rose, Black-Eyed Susan, Siberian Iris, Japanese Aster, Lavendar, Shasta Daisy, Cardinal Flower, Big Blue Lobelia, Golden Creeping Jenny, Coneflower, Sneezeweed, Hybrid Lenten Rose, Coral Bells, Swamp Hibiscus, Meserve Holly, Butterfly Weed, Aromatic Aster, Butterfly Bush, Turtlehead, and Purple Coneflower.