ULI Minnesota News

Pollinator Post April 2016

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POLLINATOR POST

A ULI-Minnesota periodic newsletter fostering an engaged conversation of MSP Community Leaders and Pollinators

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MONARCH MIGRATION
The annual Spring Monarch migration from Mexico has commenced! You can keep up
with their journey HERE.
Encourage members of your community to participate in important Monarch data collection by reporting your first monarch siting. Details on the Citizen Science reporting process at JOURNEY NORTH.

BULBS & ANNUALS FOR POLLINATORS
Love to use bulbs and annuals in your gardens for seasonal color and interest? Many of these plant species offer excellent pollinator forage and habitat value.
Check out THIS LIST to add beauty and health to your community (Thanks to Pollinator Revival and the University of Minnesota’s Bee Lab for compiling this list).

ARE YOU SATISFIED WITH YOUR BEE ORDINANCE?
Did you know that ordinances on keeping honey bees within city limits VARY considerably in the MSP region? When authoring or revising this ordinance, it is critical to balance community safety with community desires and strong ecological practices.
Check out these two “Go-By’s” from LAKE ELMO & MINNEAPOLIS for ways to strike this balance. Or contact us for more information.

Questions/Ideas/Feedback for this newsletter?
CONTACT allyson.czechowicz@stantec.com

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