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"Protecting our Pollinators" Conference Feb. 27

Brookside Gardens in Wheaton (MD) is sponsoring a conference on pollinator conservation next month.  The program itself will be at the Silver Spring Civic Center, and will feature local bee phenom Sam Droege, in addition to what promises to be an interesting talk by Northwestern U/Chicago Botanic Garden conservation biological Krissa Skogen.  182 more words

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New Year, Revised MD Checklist for 2015

I spent some time over the last rainy weekend updating the MDLepsOdes  butterfly field checklist for 2015.  It’s been about 2 years since I printed copies, but if there’s a demand (let me know) I may be coerced into printing a small number on card stock for field use. 123 more words

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Introducing the Zip Net!

Our good bee-focused colleague Sam Droege introduced some of us on a local listserv today to a new net technology that attaches a plastic sandwich bag to the funnel of a net.  230 more words

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Garden Clubs Offer Pollinator Fellowship

Award: $4,000
Deadline: 2 February 2015

Purpose and History
The Garden Club of America (GCA) Board of Associates Centennial Pollinator Fellowship provides funding to a current graduate student to study the causes of pollinator decline, in particular bees, bats, butterflies, and moths, which could lead to potential solutions for their conservation and sustainability. 352 more words

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2014: The Mid-Atlantic Butterfly Year In Review

The flight season for 2014 will probably be best remembered more for the paucity of many normally common butterflies than it will be for the explosion of at least one uncommon species and a very robust finish to the season. 1,339 more words

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New US Swallowtail Species Described: “Western Giant Swallowtail”

Kokiro Shiraiwa, Qian Cong and Nick Grishin describe this month in ZooKeys a new swallowtail species from the southwest (type locality: USA, Texas, Duval Co.) that they have named Western Giant Swallowtail. 179 more words

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Beyond the Bug Box

$1M Available for Digital Innovation that Moves Us Beyond the Bug Box

National competition launched to develop a new tool to digitally capture images and data from museum insect collections… 818 more words

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