On this week’s Earthlinks, host Deb Biechler explores what we can do to help sustain bees and other pollinators in our community. To find answers to this question, she spoke with Michael Murray, a pesticide specialist at the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection, and Elizabeth Meils, a state apiarist. Both say that […]
In tonight’s episode of the Perpetual Notion Machine, we look into pollinators, very appropriate this time of year. But, we focus on the endangered Rusty-patched bumble bee with our guest Susan Carpenter, outreach specialist and native planet gardener at the UW Arboretum. She tells PNM’s Will Cushman that about 12 species of bumble bees visit […]
Patty Peltekos talks about insects with Thelma Heidel-Baker, a Conservation Biological Control Specialist with The Xerces Society. They talk about the decline of insect populations, the ‘difference’ between insects and pests, the way insects support agriculture, and pollinator conservation.