Meet Odie the Owl
We had a visit from Odie the little three-year-old female Eastern Screech Owl at our monthly meeting. You might wonder what this has to do with gardening.
Pesticides that we may be using for the benefit of our gardens can have negative effects on the food chain and may have been the cause of Odie's birth defects.
The Peace River Wildlife Center rescues and rehabilitates animals like Odie. Garden club member Paul C. spoke about this topic and provided the links below if you'd like additional information on the topic.
Some Useful Links
Protecting Your Pet From Pesticides
Are Homemade “Pesticides” Legal?
Use of Glyphosate for Weed Control
Homeowner’s Guide to Pesticide Safety
Managing Plant Pests with Soaps
Landscape Integrated Pest Management
Natural Products for Managing Pests
The Hing Family Apiary visited our monthly meeting with an observation hive full of live honey bees! They presented fascinating information and pictures about the safe removal and relocation of hives. They can be reached at 239-404-2515. View their website at hingfamilyapiary.com.
Bees are critical in the pollination of flowers and food. They are in decline throughout the world. Gardeners should keep this in mind when planning a garden and selecting plants.
Click here for a website that lists bee-friendly Florida flowers.