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Bring Your Garden To Life This Spring

Pollinator Garden Workshop Saturday, April 14 from 10am - 12pm at White Mountain Research Center At our free Pollinator Garden Workshop, you'll hear from local experts about hummingbirds, bees, butterflies, and how you can create a blooming haven for pollinators. If you’re like most people, you probably can’t imagine a world without fruits, vegetables, wildflowers, and other flowering plants. However, you may be surprised to hear that these are now at risk ...continue reading

2018-04-16T17:49:20+00:00 March 6th, 2018|Blog, Uncategorized|

Pollinator Garden Tour

Since Eastern Sierra Land Trust's Eastside Pollinator Garden Project kicked off in 2014, locals across the Eastern Sierra have been hard at work creating beautiful native plant gardens alive with bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and other pollinators. During the Garden Tour, you’ll have the chance to see these lovely gardens in bloom, win prizes, and much more. Prior to the start of the tour, Eastern Sierra Land Trust will be hosting a free ...continue reading

2017-03-10T15:16:15+00:00 June 3rd, 2017|

GardenFest Celebration

Calling all green thumbs: join us as we welcome spring at GardenFest! At this fun, family-friendly community event, you’ll have the opportunity to purchase plants, learn gardening tips and tricks, listen to music, sample local beers, enjoy a brick oven pizza cooked on-site, and more. Our annual GardenFest celebration is taking place this year on May 6 in honor of Take it Outside California, an annual day for Californians across the state ...continue reading

2017-03-10T15:14:52+00:00 May 6th, 2017|
Hummingbird and firecracker penstemon

Pollinator Garden Workshop

Want to create beautiful, productive landscaping in your yard or garden that will attract bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and other important pollinators? Eastern Sierra Land Trust is here to help! At our Pollinator Workshop on Saturday, April 8th, you'll learn how to get your pollinator-friendly garden growing this spring. Guest speakers will share insights on Eastern Sierra gardening topics ranging from drought-tolerant native plants, to composting, to watering systems, and more. The presentations ...continue reading

2017-03-10T15:14:03+00:00 April 8th, 2017|

Planting the Seeds of Conservation

Spring is headed for our garden... And the Bishop Elementary 3rd Grade kids are too! Eastern Sierra Land Trust is looking forward to welcoming young girls and boys to our outdoor classroom this spring. As participants in our annual Sunflower Garden Project, local 3rd graders will be joining us in the Native Plant and Pollinator Demonstration Garden at our office in Bishop. Each class will visit the garden several times this spring to learn more about plants, pollinators, ...continue reading

2018-03-05T08:51:34+00:00 March 20th, 2017|Blog, Uncategorized|
Rufous Hummingbird

Hummingbirds: Your Questions Answered!

The information in this post was taken from an article that was originally written by Eastern Sierra Land Trust members Tom and Jo Heindel for Eastern Sierra Audubon's Sierra Wave Newsletter. To read the original article, Click Here >> Hummingbirds are found throughout the Western Hemisphere - and regardless of culture, country, or language, people everywhere are fascinated by these amazing birds. Are you curious about local hummingbirds? Want to learn more ...continue reading

2018-03-05T08:51:35+00:00 March 6th, 2017|Blog, Uncategorized|

The Key to a Blooming Garden: Pollinators!

Pssst - do you know the secret to a blooming backyard? Sun and soil are important, but it's bees, butterflies, and other pollinators that bring your garden to life year after year. With one-third of our food supply and at least 80% of the world's flowering plants depending on pollinators, their impact can be felt everywhere - from your backyard to your dinner plate. Yet bees and butterflies are disappearing. Impacted by disease, pesticides, and ...continue reading

2017-03-04T18:07:32+00:00 February 13th, 2017|Blog, Featured, Pollinator Gardens|

Spotted on the Eastside

Have you seen any monarchs in the Eastern Sierra lately? Fall is the best time of year to spot these rare and beautiful butterflies—so keep your eyes peeled before winter sets in! Monarchs are much more than a pretty sight in your garden. Along with bees, birds, and other pollinators, butterflies like the monarch are essential to a healthy environment. From wildflowers to working farms, monarchs and other pollinators keep the Eastern Sierra blooming, year after ...continue reading

2017-03-03T11:06:18+00:00 October 19th, 2016|Blog, Pollinator Gardens, Press Releases, Volunteer|

Catch the Buzz: Tour Local Pollinator Gardens

Have you noticed the “Certified Pollinator Habitat” plaques that have been popping up on fence posts and garden gates throughout the Eastern Sierra? For the past three years, many locals have been hard at work creating beautiful native plant gardens. These blooming natural spaces offer more than aesthetic value: they are designed to provide much-needed habitat for bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and other pollinators. With guidance from Eastern Sierra Land Trust’s Eastside Pollinator ...continue reading

2017-03-07T16:48:46+00:00 May 25th, 2016|Blog, Pollinator Gardens|