Madison, Wisconsin friends: I hope that you’ll be able to join us next Saturday, April 16th at 11am for a very special showing of “A Ghost in the Making: Searching for the Rusty-patched Bumble Bee” at the Wisconsin Film Festival (Barrymore Theater). I’ll be there, along with entomologist Claudio Gratton and native plant gardener Susan Carpenter who helped me find my first living rusty-patched bumble bee at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum will be there as well. Learn more here: http://wifilmfest.org/2016/#Event=16662
My new film “A Ghost in the Making: Searching for the Rusty-patched Bumble Bee,” which was beautifully produced by my friends at Day’s Edge Productions is premiering today (April 10th) at the Princeton Environmental Film-festival. We are proud to have it premiere at PEFF and were thrilled to see clips from our film in this year’s trailer!
I couldn’t be more pleased to have shot the cover story for the April / May edition of National Wildlife Magazine. The story was wonderfully written by Laura Tangley. If you’re not a National Wildlife Federation Member, visit this page to order copies!
Pollinators are among the most important insects on Earth. Wherever a wide variety of flowering plants grows, a diverse army of pollinators will be there to ensure that those plants can reproduce.Case in point: the Highlands Biological Station in western North Carolina. HBS is a world-class botanical garden and ecological research facility, with an impressive diversity of pollinators on the property. Learn why pollinators are so important to healthy ecosystems in this short film produced by Day’s Edge Productions and Clay Bolt for the Highlands Biological Station.
This piece from the NY Times offers a real solid explanation for why wild, native bees and pollinators are so importance. It also addresses the idea of moving beyond monocultural farming, which is something that needs to be adopted on a wider scale for our benefit and for the benefit of native pollinators.