Do you have a sunny space where you can plant a few sunflowers?
They are tall but not too wide and can even be planted in large pots on your deck. All they need is full sun and water.
Do you have 30 minutes twice a month look for bees on your sunflowers?
The “project” is all about pollinators…bees. As you may have heard, bee populations worldwide are declining. This is an effort to track urban bee populations and determine areas where bee numbers are critically low. You can help and get free seeds in the process.
“One of our main goals is figuring out where bees are in trouble.”
Sign up by March 9, 2009
Go to the Great Sunflower Project website and sign up for your free seeds.
Four Easy Steps
- Sign up and plant sunflowers.
- Describe your garden
- Record time it takes 5 bees to visit sunflower (up to 30 min)
- Enter data online or mail it in
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