The Buzz About Pollinators

February 25, 2018

Feed the workhorses responsible for our food production If not for bees and other pollinators, the world would starve. Those buzzing honeybees and bumblebees, colorful butterflies and quick-darting hummingbirds have a huge job to perform: pollinating plants that grow into the fruits and vegetables we eat and the blossoms we enjoy.

But to get a bountiful crop to harvest, gardeners need to feed the pollinators.

Dolores Savignano, climate change coordinator with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Division of Fisheries and Habitat Conservation, encourages people to make their landscapes pollinator-friendly.

“Plant native plants and …

From High Desert to High Winter Fashion

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Imperial Stock Ranch provides warmth and style for Winter Olympians The 2018 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic teams were warmed by a …

Spring is Prime Bird-Watching Season

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The American West is famous for its picturesque scenery and wide-open spaces, but it is also one of the best …

Snowshoeing: The Ultimate Winter Hike

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Hikers tend to be a hardy bunch. Rough trails, rain and cold weather are merely nuisances and rites of passage …

Slow-Cooked Success

Crockpot Orange Ginger Chicken 3 chicken breasts or 5 to 6 thighs 1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce 1 cup orange juice 1/3 cup honey 1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger 1 to 2 cloves minced garlic 1/4 cup cornstarch Green onions, sliced Spray crockpot with cooking spray. Cut the chicken and …

Love by Chocolate

Mini Chocolate Cream Tarts 1¼ cups granulated sugar, divided ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa ¼ cup cornstarch 1/8 teaspoon salt 2 cups nonfat milk 3 large eggs, separated 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar 45 mini …

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