The Nature Blog

Pollen’s Peculiar Path

By sprigglys | August 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pollen is more complex than you think Humans aren’t the only species on Earth that affect the quality of the air. Beginning every spring, plants of every size, shape, and color throw countless pollen spores into the atmosphere. Whether by accident or design, plants release a huge amount of pollen during their lifetime. From spring…

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The Many Microscopic Communities of Soil

By sprigglys | June 10, 2018 | 2 Comments

Where did soil come from? When thinking about the most valuable natural resources, the first things that come to mind are usually oil, gemstones, precious metals, and other similar commodities. You may be surprised to hear that one of the most important and truly priceless natural resources is soil. The soil is thought to have…

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Plants are picky, but for good reason…

By sprigglys | May 21, 2018 | 2 Comments

Attraction is key As far as flowering plants go, pollination is absolutely critical to the health of current and future generations. Pollination among plants allows for the creation of seeds, larger fruit, and increases genetic diversity, leading to a greater resistance to environmental stressors. In order to achieve the most efficient pollination possible, some plants…

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Solar fields and pollinators

By sprigglys | May 2, 2018 | 2 Comments
Solar fields and pollinators

The situation at solar fields  Although more and more homes in the United States are utilizing solar fields, the majority of solar field projects are utility-scaled, requiring huge tracts of land that are made into barren areas virtually unlivable to most wildlife. Some solar companies are beginning to try and change that, however, and one…

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The Mighty Mason Bee

By sprigglys | April 8, 2018 | 2 Comments

  The mason bees are here!  I am happy to report that the first mason bees have been observed emerging from their winter domiciles around the area! I understand that for most readers this might not be the most exciting statement, however let me tell you why mason bees are such fascinating and important native bees.…

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