Pollinator Week 2022: What is a Pollinator?

Happy National Pollinator Week! This annual celebration is run by Pollinator Partnership and promotes pollinator health. To celebrate and spread awareness of pollinators, we will publish blog posts on our website every day this week that cover different pollinators. What is a Pollinator? Let’s start simple on the first day of National Pollinator Week. What exactly is a pollinator? To learn about pollinators we first need to talk about pollination. Pollination happens …continue reading

2022-06-21T16:34:34-07:00June 21st, 2022|Pollinator Gardens, Blog, SNAP|
Monarch Butterfly

Monarch Motivation: Population Increase in 2021

Sometimes you need some good news and motivation, and we have some for you today–the western monarch butterfly population has increased! Biologists and volunteers count overwintering monarchs in coastal California each year. During the fall of 2021, the Xerces Society counted nearly 250,000 butterflies compared to less than 2,000 butterflies counted during fall 2020. Although that is merely a sliver of the millions of monarch butterflies that migrated in the 1980s and …continue reading

2022-02-01T12:06:02-08:00February 1st, 2022|Blog, Pollinator Gardens, SNAP|
(Male Anna’s) Photo Courtesy: 2013 © Kyle Blaney

National Pollinator Week Day 5: Hummingbirds

We know what you’re thinking, Hummingbirds are a big topic for such a small bird. With about 15 different species nesting in North America, there are several species that visit during migration. So for National Pollinator Week Day 5 we’re going to celebrate Hummingbirds and keep it simple like simple syrup. Let’s talk about the ones we love to watch in our California landscape – you know, the small bolting creatures that …continue reading

2021-09-18T12:01:34-07:00June 25th, 2021|Blog, Pollinator Gardens|
leafcutter bee cutting leaves into perfectly round shapes

National Pollinator Week Day 4: Leafcutter Bees

National Pollinator Week Day 4 is all about Leafcutter Bees! Yesterday we gave our attention and support to Mason and Blue Orchard Bees, two species of the Megachilidae family and both very important native pollinators of some of our favorite spring foods. Today, we are not straying too far from these busy little fruit pollinators as we dedicate our Thursday to the Leafcutter Bee. The Leafcutter is also a member of the …continue reading

2021-09-18T12:01:34-07:00June 24th, 2021|Blog, Pollinator Gardens|
ESLT Sunflower Kids Garden Project third-grade students observing the growth of their sunflowers

Getting Creative in the Garden with Bishop Elementary...

How we adapted ESLT’s Sunflower Kids Garden Program in a school year of unpredictability. By Gabrielle Tribelli, ESLT Education Coordinator and Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Member   2020-2021 was a school year like no other for students everywhere. Undergoing constant modifications to class structure, size, curriculum, duration, and social-emotional outlets, these scholars built resilient. So when the regular timing of ESLT’s Sunflower Kids Program was just around the corner in April, I was …continue reading

2021-09-18T12:01:34-07:00June 9th, 2021|Blog, Pollinator Gardens|

11 Months Later, Hooked by the Eastside

Marie Ring has energized our Community Connections Program as this year's AmeriCorps Member and Education Coordinator at ESLT. Her last day of her 2018-2019 service term was this weekend's Great Sierra River Cleanup. BUT, she'll be staying on with us for another year of service! We're lucky to have her. Photo by Kristen Stipanov, ESLT. Almost one year ago, I was packing my 2003 Volvo for the 3,000-mile cross-country trip …continue reading

2019-09-23T16:39:41-07:00September 23rd, 2019|Blog, Featured, Press Releases, SNAP, Volunteer, What's New|

Growing, Growing, Gardens!

Certified Pollinator Gardens are beginning to blanket the Eastside! By helping local pollinators like butterflies and bees, they help our neighborhoods and our entire region thrive. Do you know the secret to a blooming backyard, and to a thriving Eastside ecosystem? Sun and soil are important, but it's the butterflies, bees, bats, and hummingbirds that bring your garden and our world to life year after year. Our Eastside Pollinator Garden …continue reading

2019-09-19T13:59:50-07:00September 19th, 2019|Blog, Featured, Press Releases, SNAP, Volunteer, What's New|

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|
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

2018-03-05T08:51:35-08:00March 6th, 2017|Blog, Uncategorized|
Eastern Sierra Land Trust