Sleeping bee photo courtesy: Joe Neely, https://www.jmneelyphotography.com/

National Pollinator Week Day 6: Globe Mallow Bees

Today is Saturday, and while you were probably sleeping in, it’s most likely that the bees were too. Have you ever seen a bee nap? Well today, National Pollinator Week Day 6, is dedicated to a little pollinator known for many things, and one of them is their notorious tendency to nap in flowers all dusted with pollen. Have you ever fallen asleep after eating some cake to wake up and find …continue reading

2021-09-18T12:01:34-07:00June 26th, 2021|Blog, Pollinator Gardens|
Blue Orchard Bee Photo Courtesy: © 2019 dvoribird

National Pollinator Week Day 3: Mason Bees &...

  National Pollinator Week Day 3 is all about Mason Bees, a native species of bee in the Osmia genus and the Megachilidae family. Blue orchard bees are also a mason bee, and sometimes called Orchard Mason Bees. Mason bees are a native species of bee that play an important role in pollinating food plants and for the Blue Orchard, orchard trees. Some of these foods include almonds, …continue reading

2021-09-18T12:01:34-07:00June 23rd, 2021|Blog, Pollinator Gardens|
Monarch Butterfly (Danaus Plexippus), a member of the Nymphalida

National Pollinator Week Day 2: Monarch Butterflies

National Pollinator Week Day 2 is all about Monarch Butterflies! They are scientifically known as Danaus plexippus, belonging to the Nymphalidae family. As we all well know, the monarch is a crucial and highly studied species of milkweed butterfly and it calls many places home as it migrates throughout North and Central America. These beautifully winged creatures prepare for the cold weather of winter and begin to fly south, from as north …continue reading

2021-09-18T12:01:34-07:00June 22nd, 2021|Blog, Pollinator Gardens|
Male squash bee

National Pollinator Week Day 1: Squash Bees

female squash bee with pollen, photo by E. Youngsteadt We’re kicking off National Pollinator Week with waffles! Wait, what? Yes, waffles. Not just any waffles though – zucchini waffles! We’re doing this in support of a very specific and extremely helpful bee native to North America: the Squash Bee, belonging to the two Peponapis and Xenoglossa genera. Hearing your garden bed zooming and buzzing more than usual as those squash blossoms bloom? …continue reading

2021-09-18T12:01:34-07:00June 21st, 2021|Blog, Pollinator Gardens|

Ring in Spring! See you this Saturday at...

Look outside! Birds and butterflies are on the wing, early blooms are splashing the valley with vibrant colors and community members across the region are preparing their soon-to-be-flourishing gardens. Spring has finally arrived and the Eastern Sierra is filled with life. To celebrate this season of new growth, Bishop-based nonprofit Eastern Sierra Land Trust (ESLT) invites community members of all ages to ring in spring at their 10th annualGardenFest Celebration. This free, …continue reading

2019-05-01T18:04:41-07:00May 1st, 2019|Blog, Pollinator Gardens, Press Releases|

Bring Your Garden To Life This Spring

Join our free Pollinator Garden Workshop and Potluck on April 6! The workshop will be held at Inyo Council for the Arts on Saturday, April 6th from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., and will be immediately followed by the potluck. All are welcome for one or both parts. You'll come away knowing everything you need to create a blooming haven for pollinators! Click here for the event page. (c) Joan Clayburgh …continue reading

2019-04-09T14:41:34-07:00March 25th, 2019|Blog, Pollinator Gardens|

Bringing Nature to Your Doorstep

This post was written by Ryan Delaney, ESLT's 2017-2018 Education Coordinator & Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership (SNAP) Member. Learn more about Ryan and the Sierra Nevada Alliance's SNAP program. One of my greatest joys as an AmeriCorps member has been taking people into our beautiful natural spaces. Though, it does raise the question; why do we have to leave our home in order experience nature? Through the Eastside Pollinator Garden Project, …continue reading

2018-10-29T14:20:11-07:00August 17th, 2018|Blog, Pollinator Gardens|

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

2018-04-16T17:49:20-07:00March 6th, 2018|Blog, Uncategorized|

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 inourannualSunflower Garden Project, local3rd 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 thisspring tolearn more about plants, pollinators, …continue reading

2018-03-05T08:51:34-08:00March 20th, 2017|Blog, Uncategorized|

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

2017-03-07T16:48:46-08:00May 25th, 2016|Blog, Pollinator Gardens|
Eastern Sierra Land Trust