I got the following email this morning, from Gretchen LeBuhn, an associate professor at San Francisco State University, and project leader of The Great Sunflower Project.
You can find out more about how you can get FREE sunflower seeds, and help support bee research by watching and counting the bees in your garden--a great project for all ages—here: http://www.greatsunflower.org/en
In the meantime, they’ve had these GORGEOUS calendars made, with beautiful pictures and all sorts of interesting information.
I didn’t know that there are more than TWELVE different kinds of native bees! Every third bite of food we eat comes from a plant dependent on wild pollinators.
Calendar orders must be placed by November 30, and all proceeds go toward supporting this vital research.
The Gorgeous 2010 Native Bee Calendar
Busy as a bee this holiday season? Take care of two things at once. Get a mini-guide to some common garden bees and help support the Great Sunflower Project by getting one of our calendars! This gorgeous calendar has twelve of the most common bee genera and descriptions that will help you learn your garden bees. The photographs are by Rollin Coville and the calendar was put together by one of our participants, Celeste Ets- Hokin. All the proceeds will go to supporting the Sunflower Project!
Imagine stuffing a stocking with a calendar, a data sheet, a garden description form, Lemon Queen sunflower seeds and a pair of new garden gloves. We think they will be wonderful gifts.
All orders must be received online by Monday, November 30, 2009. Calendars will be shipped to arrive by the holidays.
Price: $14.00 (including shipping).
Buy the calendar now. You can use a credit card, check or paypal.
Sales of this calendar directly benefit the Great Sunflower Project
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
The Queen Bee