Michael O'Loughlin

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Just got my copy of 2 Million Blossoms. Great article about Oregon State University's Master Melittologist program. @oregonbeeproj @OregonState
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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Great research being directed and funded by @HamptonLumberCo that buildings on priorities identified by @ForAnimEcolLab at @COFOregonState to keep pollinators in OR forests health. tillamookcountypioneer.net/hampton-lumber…
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The amazing bumble bee discoveries made by @OregonStateExt Master Melittologists! youtu.be/m0dvvT46rtI via @YouTube
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NEWS FLASH: Squash bees are gradually moving through Oregon, and OSU Extension needs a passionate team of community scientists to help follow them. Join the great Oregon squash bee hunt! beav.es/JYf @oregonbeeproj @xercessociety @ORagriculture #CitizenScience
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At the Salem Covid vaccination clinic and they have done a good job although MyChart crashed so there is a lot of paperwork
Oregon Bee Atlas volunteers have been searching high and low for the state's strangest bees. This month we hear from Oregon Bee Atlas taxonomist, Lincoln Best, about the bumble bees of the Atlas. Register at the link below. extension.oregonstate.edu/events/bumble-…
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It saddens me how much anger and hatred has been posted here recently. We all need to look into our hearts and decide if this is who we want to be. m.youtube.com/watch?v=Bh6X43…
Just watched this movie and perhaps they should have consulted an entomologist, or a second grader, when choosing a picture of a corn pest. #entomolgy
Enjoying our new book: Bees Are the Best! by Jonny Van Orman and Joseph Wilson beesinyourbackyard.com
One last kick in the butt from 2020, our road is under water and I am out of coffee.
Study: Bumble bees lacking high-quality habitat have higher pathogen loads | via @penn_state news.psu.edu/story/643015/2…
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I’m looking for suggestions for books dealing with stream restoration and related topics for a high schooler.
This program would not be the success it is without the amazing staff at @OregonStateExt newsbreak.com/oregon/corvall…
The Wild World of Bees returns with a lecture on innovative volunteer program in Minnesota to characterize the bees that nest in above-ground cavities. The lecture is free. Register at the link below. extension.oregonstate.edu/events/minneso…
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Winter Blooming Trees and Shrubs for Western Oregon Landscapes; includes recommendations for pollinators media.oregonstate.edu/media/t/1_ohby…
Two ⁦@OregonState⁩ researchers have discovered a nematode on campus that could help combat invasive slugs. ⁦@RoryJMcDonnellphys.org/news/2020-11-m…
Amazing footage of honeybees building propolis wall youtu.be/0F-crbre-Uw
In the true spirit of community collaboration, Farmers Ending Hunger & the Oregon Potato Commission team up to deliver fresh food to people experiencing food insecurity. oregonfoodbank.org/get-involved/f… Your support is critical to these efforts.
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This blue heron decided to try hunting voles today using the perching-hawk method. #madd2020
Today we started our pollinator/erosion control seed mix trials at the farm in partnership with Yamhill Soil & Water Conservation District and Yamhill County, w/ technical support from @OregonState & the @oregonbeeproj & using ⁦@wiltedartichoke⁩ ‘s research. So excited!
Working on bumble bee id today.
So sad to see Portland at the top of this list investing.com/magazine/top-u…
This little piebald fawn didn’t have a care in the world. McMinnville, OR
Sunflower fields forever. Join us this evening to hear Lauren Ponisio talk about her investigations in sunflowers. You can register for free at the link in my bio. It’s a Wild World of Bees. instagram.com/p/CGF6NeJnpqh/…
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