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

2021-06-23T15:57:32-07:00June 26th, 2021|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

2021-06-23T14:38:57-07:00June 23rd, 2021|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

2021-06-18T13:51:04-07:00June 22nd, 2021|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

2021-06-18T14:06:48-07:00June 21st, 2021|Pollinator Gardens|
Monarch Butterfly (Danaus Plexippus), a member of the Nymphalida

National Pollinator Week 2021

National Pollinator Week Monday, June 21th – Sunday, June 27th National Pollinator Week is here! What is National Pollinator Week, you ask? It is a time for celebration and awareness of the health of pollinators! Pollinators play a vital role in our ecosystem, food chains, and habitat well-being. In the United States alone, bees are essential to the 150 and counting food crops. And while bees are a quintessential pollinator, other pollinators …continue reading

2021-06-28T10:15:59-07:00June 21st, 2021||

California Native Plant Society, Bristlecone Chapter’s Native Plant...

Monday, May 10th through Friday, May 14th - Participate in California Native Plant Society, Bristlecone Chapter’s Online Plant Sale to purchase your garden’s native plants for the spring season. Invite passing pollinators to your outdoor space and celebrate the new gardening season! The online sale is now live! Visit the CNPS website for the link to shop, the plant list, and how to participate. Plant Pick-Up will be on Saturday, May 15th …continue reading

2021-05-10T10:26:23-07:00May 10th, 2021||

Virtual Pollinator Garden Workshop: Gardening with Native Plants

Monday, May 3rd at 12:00pm-1:00pm (PST)   A Virtual Workshop and Q&A Session: “Gardening with Native Plants in the Eastern Sierra” with California Native Plant Society, Bristlecone Chapter's Katie Quinlan. Katie Quinlan is Plant Sales and Greenhouse Manager - You may have seen her at the White Mountain Research Center for CNPS plant sales in previous years, and will hopefully see her when you pick up your plants for this years’ spring …continue reading

2021-04-12T10:14:14-07:00May 3rd, 2021||
ESLT pollinator demonstration native plant garden

Garden Restoration Volunteer Day!

A handful of helpful volunteers are needed to join Gabrielle and Kay to prepare the ESLT native plant and pollinator demonstration garden for spring. We will work together towards clearing invasive plants, weeding, and trimming; ultimately preparing for the planting of more native species, and some of Bishop Elementary’s 3rd grade students’ sunflowers for the Sunflower Garden Project! Come at 9:00am and enjoy some coffee and goodies with your gardening, and stay …continue reading

2021-04-12T10:11:33-07:00April 13th, 2021||

Postponed: Garden Inspiration Tour

Our top priority is the health and safety of our staff, board of directors, and community. So in compliance with current #StayHome guidelines to stop the spread of COVID-19, we're working on fun new ways to move this event online. Stay tuned, and stay healthy! With care, from the ESLT team. ~~ Did you know? In your very own Bishop-area neighborhoods and streets, some beautiful pollinator gardens are buzzing and thriving. And …continue reading

2020-04-06T15:31:46-07:00May 16th, 2020||

Cancelled: Pollinator Garden Workshop

In compliance with current #StayHome guidelines to curtail the spread of COVID-19, we're working on ways to move this event online. Stay tuned, and stay healthy. With care, from the ESLT team. ~~ Imagine - your outdoor space filled with native plants and buzzing with lively butterflies, hummingbirds and bees. At our Pollinator Garden Workshop, you'll learn how to turn that dream garden into a reality! Local guest speakers will be there …continue reading

2020-03-30T11:51:53-07:00April 4th, 2020||