I live on Kilbourne Place in Mt. Pleasant. Yesterday morning there was a wild turkey on our street… in fact it was on my neighbor’s porch. (At the bottom of the 1800 block right before you hit 19th Street.) Do we know if there is a large population in Rock Creek?”
Thanks to a reader for passing on from this reminder from the DC Beekeepers:
“If you see a swarm of bees, please call, text or email, and a team of over a dozen DC beekeepers will Spring into action to give those homeless bees the place to live for which they are searching!
It has been another bad Winter and cold Spring, and many of us have lost hives, so we could really use your help.
If you see a swarm of bees, or even think you might, please call (202) 255 4318 or email dcbees at dcbeekeepers.org and we can get an experienced beekeeper over there quick to help you out. Insecticides truly will not take care of your situation, but we can.
Please remember: honeybees are under extreme survival pressure, and those swarms represent the few that have not only figured out how to survive pests, pesticides, and climate change, but THRIVE. We beekeepers can grab those bees, give them safe homes somewhere else, and help ensure a healthier future where honeybees can continue to make our food supply and green spaces grow. It is a kind of compliment to DC that we have a place where honeybees and people can collaborate so well.”
“a couple of ducks have taken up residency in the fountain at Blue Duck Tavern! Two mallards to be exact, according to the hostess they flew in last week and have been enjoying life in the fountain ever since. No sign of a nest yet, but we’re eagerly watching and hoping!”
“The Lemur Conservation Network (www.lemurconservationnetwork.org) celebrates their launch on March 19th at a party in Washington, D.C. at the Right Proper Brewing Company. The Lemur Conservation Network unites over 40 organizations working to save Madagascar’s lemurs from extinction with people who want to support the cause. (more…)