An environmental group said Wednesday that many home gardeners may be unknowingly hurting the bee population, as the insects’ numbers continue to decline. Bees pollinate many fruits and vegetables, including apples, strawberries, blueberries and cucumbers. The Pesticide Action Network along with a well-known University of Minnesota bee researcher said a study found that garden supply stores including Home Depot and Lowe’s are selling plants that are treated with pesticides that kill bees.
Minnesotans love the Monarch — it’s the official state butterfly. But the only placethey can really be seen this summer are at places like the Aveda Butterfly Garden at the Minnesota Zoo in Apple Valley.
Evergreens are dying at rates the DNR calls alarming. Last week the focus was on the epidemic in western Wisconsin but on Thursday, WCCO talked with a couple who’ve already lost five pine trees they’d planted decades ago.
Mischke shows his religious side with stories about his Catholic school upbringing, a priest who is alleged to have coordinated a famous British bombing, and a pastor who wants to “save” a high school. Also, […]