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What’s the Buzz about Carpenter Bees?

Kristen Hidding is a member of the 2016 Urban Naturalist Program. She graduated from Butler University in Spring 2016 with a degree in Biology. As a part of the Urban Naturalist team, Kristen has the opportunity to work on a variety of green-job inspired projects while tending to Indy’s native landscape.  We hear a lot about honey bees and see pictures of fat, … Read more

Sunflower Substitutes with Staying Power

Pollinator Count Week has been a blast! But the work of building pollinator greenspaces can continue throughout the year. Here are a few perennial alternatives that will create happy homes for pollinators every year. Looking for a great towering sunflower that comes back every year?  Tons of folks love the look of a cheerful sunflowers (Helianthus annus) which is an … Read more

From Pests to Pollinators

Alex Hodge is a member of the 2016 Urban Naturalist Program. She is a senior studying Environmental Management at Indiana University. As a part of the Urban Naturalist team, Alex has the opportunity to work on a variety of green-job inspired projects while tending to Indy’s native landscape.  From watermelon seed spitting contests, to picking flowers to arrange as a centerpiece on the dinner table, … Read more

Native Plants: Sustaining the Circle of Life

Katie Owens is a member of the 2016 Urban Naturalist Program. She is studying Environmental Science and Journalism at Indiana University. As a part of the Urban Naturalist team, Katie has the opportunity to work on a variety of green-job inspired projects while tending to Indy’s native landscape.  They say man has been altering the environment ever since the dawn of humanity, utilizing its resources for … Read more

What Counts When Counting Pollinators?

Adam Schmutte is a member of the 2016 Urban Naturalist Program. He graduated from Indiana University in Spring 2016 with a degree in Outdoor Recreation, Parks, and Human Ecology. As a part of the Urban Naturalist team, Adam has the opportunity to work on a variety of green-job inspired projects while tending to Indy’s native landscape.  This week is Keep … Read more