A great addition to your garden or back yard. - Bee watering station.
Bees need water just like we do but often times drown in open water. To make a bee watering station you can either do what is shown in the photo above and fill the bowl of a dog/cat watering jug with stones or you can fill a small dish with marbles and add water to that. That way the bees have something to land on!
First post to get this many notes, and I’m so glad it’s this one. ^_^
No fuck bees kill them all
Kill all bees huh? Bees are responsible for pollinating around 80% of agriculture. Bees die, you die. Do research and get over your fears.
bees are so important save the bees
On the AZA’s website, they boast that AZA zoos holding elephants gave $1.1 million to in situ elephant conservation in 2012. They further claim that AZA members have given more than $1.4 million to the International Elephant Foundation, since 1998. All in all AZA spends $160 million on all wildlife conservation a year, or $0.89 per person, with 180 million visitors to zoos every year.
That seems like a lot of money, until you find out how much just six zoos have spent on their elephant exhibits in the last 5 years alone [x][x][x][x][x][x]. These zoos have spent or are planning to spend more than $240 million solely to enhance visitor experience for a population of animals that cannot even sustain itself in captivity. At least one of those zoos, LA Zoo, has faced harsh criticism in court for the treatment of their elephants. A judge described LA Zoo’s elephants’ lives as ”empty, purposeless, boring and occasionally painful,” and the zoo’s managers as “delusional” with “shocking gaps” in their elephant knowledge.
Meanwhile, in the wild, populations of elephants in Africa are being killed faster than they are being born and at this rate may be extinct by 2020. South Africa has one of the largest populations of elephants in Africa and their national parks’ anti-poaching budget is $7.5 million, Kenya Wildlife Service is struggling to protect Kenya’s 30,000 wild elephants on $25 million a year. Imagine what wild elephants could do with $240 million?
Don’t buy a ticket.
The streets of San Francisco are lined with pear, plum and apple trees thanks to ‘guerilla grafters’ secretly grafting fruit-bearing scions onto ornamental, non-fruit bearing trees making fresh fruit free and available to everyone who wishes to pick some.
'All you have to do is make a slit with a knife in a branch on the host tree, insert a branch from a fruit-bearing tree, and secure it with tape. Once it heals, it connects.” — Tara Hui started the movement and has been grafting fruit branches to city trees for two years now.
How great would it be to see free fruit from guerilla grafters growing in your city? Want to start a trend?