The Longfellow Wildlife Project is an effort to certify the neighborhood of Greater Longfellow as a wildlife habitat under the National Wildlife Federation's Garden for Wildlife program. Interested in certifying your yard? Get started here >> Know a business, school, or public space that you'd like to get certified? Contact us for more information. Learn more: Why are wild spaces so important? How will we all benefit from this project? How close are we to being certified as a neighborhood?
SPECIAL ONLINE EVENT Rusty Patched Bumblebee Identification Elaine Evans, UofM Extension/BeeLab Thursday, April 15 th 2021 7-8pm (Zoom link below) Learn how to find and identify the Minnesota State Bee (and a federally endangered species), the Rusty Patched Bumblebee (and how to distinguish them from the more common Bumblebees in Minneapolis). This is especially helpful for anyone that has participated in the Lawns to Legumes program designed to develop a richer Bumblebee habitat, and anyone that wants to learn more about Bumble Bees! Did you know that your Minneapolis garden could be supporting an endangered species? We need your help tracking populations of the endangered rusty patched bumble bee. Learn to identify the rusty patched and other common bumble bees as well as help inform research and recovery by participating in public monitoring efforts. We will also share other actions you can take to help the rusty patched and other pollinators. Elaine Evans is a Unive