Michael O'Loughlin

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The good folks at @Straightaway_Co just delivered six bottles of their new coffee liqueur to the house. Thanks for supporting the @oregonbeeproj
How are blue orchard mason bees doing in Oregon? If you keep mason bees in the state, complete the survey and consider sending some sample cocoons to the @OregonStateExt as you strip out your cocoons. Share with anyone you know who also raises mason bees. extension.oregonstate.edu/gardening/poll…
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Hudson's Bay High School students helped Clark Public Utilities plant another pollinator garden in Vancouver WA clarkpublicutilities.com/community-envi…
Support Vancouver WA Becoming a Bee City USA Affiliate - Sign the Petition! chng.it/qbbVWggC via @Change
Michael O’Loughlin’s interest in bees began with a slug-eating snake. Now he’s helping to build the largest database of bees in Oregon. Learn more: bit.ly/3fLgA7t?utm_ca… @nwnatural is a proud partner of #HereisOregon #ad #Oregon #Bees
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The Oregon Bee Atlas is the recipient of @nwnatural Conservation Champion Award. The Oregon Bee Atlas is the bee monitoring component of the Oregon Bee Project and is among the most comprehensive efforts to document wild bee biodiversity of any state. hereisoregon.com/community/2022…
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NW Natural gives $100,000 to two local organizations through new Conservation Champion Award hereisoregon.com/community/2022… #pollinators #OregonBeeAtlas
Cut the flowers off 4,000+ annuals and perennials this weekend so they are in peak bloom for an upcoming wedding. Wore my helper out.
Melissodes were busy today at the new Pollinator Garden at Clark Public Utilities clarkpublicutilities.com/community-envi…
In celebration of National Pollinator Month, we are highlighting NIFA-funded researcher Dr. Andony Melathopoulos. Dr. Melathopoulos serves as an Extension pollinator specialist for @OregonState. ➡️nifa.usda.gov/about-nifa/blo…
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Clark Public Utilities built a pollinator garden and immediately the native bees showed up. clarkpublicutilities.com/community-envi…
No Mow May is over and now these B. vosnesenskii are struggling to find the entrance after the Parks crew came and mowed
So @Oregonian thinks jumping worms have legs? I guess that’s how they jump twitter.com/oregonian/stat…
This weekend found a patch of Boschniakia strobilacea with Bombus vosnesenskii queens going nuts over them. Preferred food over all other floral resources in the vicinity.
Great work by the Oregon Bee Atlas and Linc Best. kgw.com/video/news/loc… @KGWNews @OregonState
We're hiring! 6ish pollinator tech positions available in the Ponisio Lab/NCASI, April-Oct/Nov. OR or N CA-based, $3-3.1K/month, Coast Range, Cascades, N Sierras, camping/netting bees in lovely places! Details here: ponisiolab.com/join-the-lab.h…
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Hundreds of new native bees species added to Oregon database opb.org/article/2022/0…
"Farmers will soon be able to track which wild bee species have been found in their area and the types of plants those bees prefer... growers can see which plants they already have and what they can add to "complete the suite." capitalpress.com/ag_sectors/res… via @capitalpress
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1/ I officially have a new favorite creature: the Rabbitbrush Fairy Cuckoo Bee. It might not be the prettiest bee, and its biological imperative is, um, questionable, but you can't beat that name! It is going to be my Halloween costume from now till I die. extension.oregonstate.edu/gardening/poll…
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Meet the Small Stonecrop Mason Bee, a very rare mason bee. It had been seen only four times (ever) until volunteer Judi Maxwell rediscovered the bee in S Oregon. Help support new discoveries through a tax-deductible donation: beav.es/3gm extension.oregonstate.edu/gardening/poll…
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Meet Oregon's Lava Hole Bee (Atoposmia oregona), rediscovered by the @OregonStateExt Oregon Bee Atlas. This bee has only been seen 4 times (last seen in 1969). There are more bees to be found. Donate to the Atlas beav.es/3gm #GivingTuesday extension.oregonstate.edu/gardening/poll…
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This #givingtuesday leave a biodiversity legacy for the state of Oregon. Give to the Oregon Bee Atlas. You could get an awesome bumper sticker (donations over $50) or Bee Atlas t-shirt (donations over $200). Donate at: beav.es/3gm.
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I love using cosmos to extend my bloom time.
Sunny fall days with lots of insect activity.
Sunshine today but much needed rain tomorrow.
Found this beautiful Nomada over the weekend at Cottonwood Canyon during an Oregon Bee Atlas outing.
Our newest book “Common Bees of Eastern North America” comes out later this month. To celebrate we decided to give some books away. #giveaway How to enter: 1. follow us on twitter 2. retweet this announcement We will select a winner in 1 week (Wednesday September 15th).
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UPDATA: HBA just announced the 2022 Street of Dreams WILL NOT be held on Baker Creek Road in McMinnville.
So the 2022 Street of Dreams will be in McMinnville on Baker Creek Road in 2022. Interesting
The farm is almost ready the wedding thanks to my children who did an amazing amount of work yesterday.
So hot today in McMinnville OR that three kestrels are sharing the water feature with the other birds.
Lots of Sphecodes sp. on Downingia elegans this morning. McMinnville, OR
Donate at: beav.es/3gm. Donations go towards helping us put names on some obscure Oregon bees. Thanks to @2TownsCider for supporting our fundraising campaign!
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Granddaughter’s first vole.
Hiding under my grapes.
Great work from Yamhill Soil and Water Conservation District to develop roadside plantings for pollination. Have a listen! extension.oregonstate.edu/podcast/pollin…
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Erythronium and Ranunculus in bloom in the Columbia Gorge.
My granddaughter’s first frog encounter
Ground beetles are an integral component of biological control in agricultural fields, but information on the species in Oregon is limited. beav.es/Jnm @RoryJMcDonnell @OreFarmBureau @ORagriculture
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Dr. Andony Melathopoulos will be giving a presentation tomorrow on the Oregon Bee Atlas jcwc.org/events/the-ore…
It took squash bees thousands of years to arrive in Oregon. Learn more about this fascinating journey in this blog post from the @OregonStateExt​. Fill out the form at end of the article to help us look for this bee this summer. extension.oregonstate.edu/crop-productio…
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Great news from @OregonStateExt - new tools coming soon to help school gardens with pollinator education. Hear more on last week's episode of the PolliNation podcast. extension.oregonstate.edu/podcast/pollin…
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Extension's bee specialist & assistant professor Andony Melathopoulos was awarded the College of Agricultural Sciences - Oregon State University Award for Excellence in Extension Education. #bees #nativebees facebook.com/17298503272514
Our season finale WWOB lecture is by Terry Griswold from the USDA Bee Lab. Register below. The lectures have been supported by @OregonStateExt, @ORagriculture, @ORDeptForestry, @BCNativeBees and @USDA_NIFA. @usnativebees extension.oregonstate.edu/bee-atlas/even…
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