NEW CLASS SIGN IN PROCEDURES
Several wondered why their existing Zoom links did not work for the Virtual class this morning. Today we flipped the switch! We have new sign in procedures and you will register for the IN STUDIO class, or the VIRTUAL class. After you register, (if you do not have a current package or pass, each virtual class is $10) you will receive the link to the class via email. This will be confusing, as we have been delivering classes in the same way for 3 months!
We will also not be sending out the free links to the classes every day. We hope to release one free class a week, and put the rest into a library that will be available for purchase through a monthly pass. MORE TO COME! Thank you for your patience!
The Lowdown on Planting for Pollinators
Take it from the Queen B herself, it’s easy to create a bountiful backyard sanctuary for birds, bees, and butterflies. Here’s how.
by Ms. B, *Courtesy of Bachmans
Dear Ms. B,
I want to grow a gorgeous garden that’s also pollinator friends. Can you help me make something both beautiful and bountiful for the birds and the bees?
—Buzzing With Excitement
My Darling Buzzing,
We’re all craving company, so let’s roll out the red carpet and tell our winged friends to invite a pollinator plus-one to our backyard buffets.
To please bees, hummingbirds, butterflies, and birds, start with native plants. Luckily, this needn’t look like an overgrown weed bed. You can still have bursts of color to brighten your corner. A few of my favorites:
Red cardinal flower, orange butterfly milkweed, yellow black-eyed Susans (AKA rudbeckia), blue wild lupine, pink coneflower (echinacea).
Pollinators also need sources of shelter, food, and fresh water. Birdbaths and water features provide a little drink. To attract a diverse crowd of birds to your backyard, offer a variety of seed. Nyjer Thistle lures finches, safflower is the treat of choice for cardinals. Almost all birds love suet, but it’s especially popular with woodpeckers and robins.
Yours in pollen and perennials,