October 6th – East Fork Canoe Float 10 a.m. Sycamore Park in Batavia
October 26th – Todd’s Fork Workday 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
October 27th – Cardinal’s Annual Meeting at Cincinnati Nature Center’s Groesbeck Lodge 2 p.m.
November 16th – Huge tree planting at Todd’s Fork Preserve
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Building Pretty Ditches to Manage Excess Rainfall
Consider pretty ditches to handle excess rainfall. In our changing climate, water can be an asset and a liability. I prefer the former and by utilizing Rain Gardens and Bioswales, we can all look forward to the next heavy rain.
Learn more about Bioswales and Rain Gardens
Land Trust Alliance Accreditation
Clermont County Public Library Bee Hotel Workshop
Cardinal Staff worked with Clermont County’s Miami township and Union township library staff to offer bee hotel-building workshops to over 50 families. Library card holders of all ages came out to learn about the solitary bees living in their backyards and build habitat for them.
Unlike European honey bees, solitary bees do not live in colonies. Instead, they build individual cells. 90% of bees are solitary and they are as diverse as they are numerous. They make nests in a wide variety of materials as well. Some species nest in uncovered soil, some in dried reeds or grasses. Their habitat is important because these bees are more effective pollinators than European honey bees and because their habitat is in short supply. So, attendees of this workshop learned about these hard-working creatures, and left with their own bee hotels, ready to make their yards or apartments awnings, or condo decks more pollinator-friendly. For more information about scheduling your own bee hotel workshop, contact Anna at firstname.lastname@example.org .
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