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Where are our Maryland pollinators spending the winter? Let's take a quick look at the overwintering habits of four different species of bees that are important pollinators for our food crops here in the mid-Atlantic region of the U.S.
We here at the UMD Arboretum and Botanical Garden are taking part in an initiative founded in 1999 called the Global Tree Campaign. The focus of this campaign is to protect and preserve native endangered trees, and of the several North American trees listed on the Global Tree Campaign website.
Fall may be seen as the “end of the season,” but it’s still a great time to think about planting a garden to benefit our pollinator friends.
The Red Buckeye (Aesculus pavia), a deciduous shrub that originates from North America, can be found on the University of Maryland campus as one of its Champion Trees near HJ Patterson. Unfortunately the Red Buckeye on campus suffered damage, most likely due to hammock usage or climbing, on Maryland Day 2017 and the current status is in question.
Installed in the fall of 2018 on the south side of the Physical Sciences Complex, this garden honors the work of Professor Joseph Weber (1919-2000).
Two of the University of Maryland’s gardens have won county-wide recognition by winning the Prince George’s County Beautification Award.
Michael Carmichael became University of Maryland’s first Stormwater Management and Maintenance Inspector five years ago. He is featured as one of the “Sustainability Seven” because of his dedication to helping make UMD a more sustainable campus through better stormwater management practices.