Butterfly

ESLT’s Deep Roots Pollinator Garden Workshop

Did you know that gardening with native plants can save you money and water? It’s true – native plants found in the Eastern Sierra are often drought tolerant and require less maintenance than lawns or high water-use plants. Native plants also attract pollinators like birds and butterflies that are essential for wildflowers and productive gardens.  Learn how to design a garden using native plants at ESLT’s free Pollinator Garden Workshop from 10am-1:00pm …continue reading

2022-03-23T17:08:38-07:00April 9th, 2022||
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|

Virtual “Victory Garden” Workshop: Marvelous Monarchs

Are you ready to relish that one-of-a-kind, hands-on connection with the bright spring season? We can help you create a blooming backyard and even grow your own food, with virtual versions of our popular pollinator garden workshops! We've teamed up with our local chapters of California Native Plant Society, Audubon Society, and Master Gardeners, along with University of Nevada, Reno, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to bring you this exciting …continue reading

2020-06-30T13:40:49-07:00July 2nd, 2020||

Virtual “Victory Garden” Workshop: Soil Secrets

Are you ready to relish that one-of-a-kind, hands-on connection with the bright spring season? We can help you create a blooming backyard and even grow your own food, with virtual versions of our popular pollinator garden workshops! We've teamed up with our local chapters of California Native Plant Society, Audubon Society, and Master Gardeners, along with University of Nevada, Reno, to bring you this exciting virtual event series. Workshop 5: Soil Secrets: …continue reading

2020-06-15T16:51:19-07:00June 20th, 2020||

Virtual “Victory Garden” Workshop: Plants and Pollinators

Are you ready to relish that one-of-a-kind, hands-on connection with the bright spring season? We can help you create a blooming backyard and even grow your own food, with virtual versions of our popular pollinator garden workshops! We've teamed up with our local chapters of California Native Plant Society, Audubon Society, and Master Gardeners, along with University of Nevada, Reno, to bring you this exciting virtual event series. Workshop 4: Plants and …continue reading

2020-05-27T16:25:48-07:00June 4th, 2020||

Virtual “Victory Garden” Workshop: Backyard Bird Bonanza

It's not to late to register! Just email to receive the workshop's Zoom link. Are you ready to relish that one-of-a-kind, hands-on connection with the bright spring season? We can help you create a blooming backyard and even grow your own food, with virtual versions of our popular pollinator garden workshops! We've teamed up with our local chapters of California Native Plant Society, Audubon Society, and Master Gardeners, along with University …continue reading

2020-05-28T13:10:56-07:00May 28th, 2020||

Virtual “Victory Garden” Workshop: Go with the (Slow)...

Are you ready to relish that one-of-a-kind, hands-on connection with the bright spring season? We can help you create a blooming backyard and even grow your own food, with virtual versions of our popular pollinator garden workshops! We've teamed up with our local chapters of California Native Plant Society, Audubon Society, and Master Gardeners, along with University of Nevada, Reno, to bring you this exciting virtual event series. Workshop 2: Go with …continue reading

2020-05-07T17:22:20-07:00May 23rd, 2020||