Merriman Park Estates Helps Save the Monarch

Merriman Park Estates Garden

The news is full of sad stories about bees and butterflies.  The decline of these important pollinator insects has spurred action campaigns by government leaders, conservationists, garden organizations and commercial enterprises across our country.  Two such efforts to raise awareness, educate citizens, and take action toward protecting and repopulating our…

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Bats: Misunderstood Pollinators

Bat and Cactus

Pollination – not just for the birds and the bees When we think of bats, the first thing that might come to mind is Halloween or vampires.  These furry helpers have earned a bad rap with the help of scary movies and old legends, but they deserve better.  Bats are…

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Mayor Rawlings’ Pollinator Proclamation

Mayoral Proclamation Pollinator Week

Mayor Rawlings continues to speak out for the protection and conservation of our pollinators.  This week, the Mayor has issued a Proclamation for the City of Dallas to officially recognize National Pollinator Week, and urges citizens to join in conservation efforts. Earlier this year, Rawlings signed the Mayors’ Monarch Pledge,…

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Don’t Fear the Bee

Honey Bee on Flower

The honey bee:  oft maligned by the lips of those who equate any species of wasp, hornet, or bee to one another, due to their casual resemblance.  The erroneous association of the honey bee with its more carnivorous cousins in the Class Insecta has resulted in animosity toward this delicate…

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