Native pollinators like this bumble bee need our protection, too.

If you are worried about bees, butterflies, beetles, moths, and other pollinators, now is the time to speak up and submit comments to the US Department of Agriculture and the Environmental Protection Agency. The two agencies held “listening sessions” last week to gather “stakeholder input” for the President’s new “Pollinator Health Task Force” regarding the Read More →

Julie Lawson takes a closer look

Litter is easy to see along the urban shores of the Chesapeake Bay. On any given day, things like food containers, disposable bottles and tangled fishing lines float along almost any stretch of the Anacostia, Potomac, Severn, and Patuxent Rivers. After storms, plastic bags cling to tree branches along streams in those watersheds like socks hung out to dry. There’s Read More →

two chrysallises and a jdrop by Liz Marshall

Liz Marshall wasn’t expecting to turn her entire apartment into an incubator  monarch caterpillars this summer.  She had only intended to help a few monarchs safely make their way from egg to pupa by protecting them in some small mesh pop-up carriers inside, away from predators. But when the plants she’d sprinkled along the driveway of her Read More →

marc steiner photograph






I was really glad to talk with Marc Steiner about urban bees earlier this month.  Marc’s show often goes very deep into environmental issues, and it was a pleasure to talk to him about some of the topics explored in my book Hives in the City.

Here’s the recording — the interview starts at minute 26:00.

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