Posts Tagged ‘animal pollinators’

October 12, 2011

A Call to Action: Cultivate Goodness

by: Lysistrata Hall

Tweet This is a special guest post by Lysistrata “Lyssa” Hall, a Landscape Architect I with the City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department and one of the principal authors of the Tree and Shade Master Plan as well as the lead designer of the Rio Salado Audubon Center Gardens. Lyssa is an Arizona native that was born and raised in Jerome, Arizona. There is no denying times are tough and resources are limited, this is especially true for pollinators. A pollinator, at it’s most basic, is a living being that moves pollen from the male anthers of a flower…

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August 22, 2011

Why We Need to Pay Attention to Pollinators

by: Lane Butler

Tweet Today’s post is by Lane Butler. I heard Lane speak about the importance of pollinators about two weeks ago at the community meeting about a demonstration garden at the Audobon Center. I was blown away by what she said and how little the general public knows about these very important creatures. I asked Lane to summarize her presentation in this guest post so more people can find out what pollinators are and why they are so critical to our future sustainability. Lane is a masters student in Plant Biology at Arizona State University.  She is studying how riparian nectar…

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