Posts Tagged ‘native’

Bee-lieve it of Not…

Posted by in Adaptations,Birds,Conservation News,Endangered Species,Events,Insects,Mammals,Natural Encounters,Naturally Wild Swap Shop,Pollinators,Primates,Reptiles

In the U.S., the economic value of pollination services provided by native insects (mostly bees) is estimated at $3 billion each year.  Bumblebees are highly efficient in pollinating many crops such as tomatoes, peppers, cranberries, and blue berries.  Yumm!  Best of all, most bumblebees won’t bother you unless you bother them.  When gardening at home, please […]

How Do We Keep 55 Acres Watered, Especially Now? (Part 1)

Posted by in Horticulture

Texas Star Hibiscus at the Houston Zoo

Most gardens, and people for that matter, in Texas are being severely impacted by the utter lack of rain and the consistent 100 degree temperatures, we here at the zoo are no different.  There aren’t many plants that are happy when we have temperatures this high and most actually stop growing when the temperature is […]