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Pollinator Podcasts and Videos
image of a Monarch migration

Robin Will, Supervisory Refuge Ranger at St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge in Florida, speaks about Monarch butterfly migration.

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Monarch migration. Credit: Gene Nieminen/USFWS

image of an office pollinator garden Bryan Arroyo, Assistant Director of Fisheries and Habitat Conservation, kicks off a new series of podcasts in celebration of Pollinator Week 2012.

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Image of an office pollinator garden.

image of: Lange's Metalmark Butterfly
Image of Lange's Metalmark Butterfly
Interview with Josh Hall, Recovery Division Chief, USFWS Sacramento Field Office, about recovery efforts for the Lange's metalmark butterfly

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  Interview with Mark Salvato, Biologist with the USFWS South Florida Field Office. about the plight of the Miami blue butterfly 

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podcast for Big Muddy National Fish and Wildlife Refuge in Missouri image 2011 National Pollinator Week was June 20-26, and in celebration we interviewed U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Biologist Wedge Watkins about pollinators on Big Muddy National Fish and Wildlife Refuge in Missouri. Listen to Podcast
A biologist waits patiently for the elusive,and fast flying "sunflower bee"
   Hear an amazing story about second chances, the extraordinary comeback of the Palos Verdes blue butterfly:
Palos Verdes blue butterfly

Palo Verde blue Part I -

Eric Porter from USFWS

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Palos Verdes blue butterfly

Palo Verde blue Part II -

Jana Johnson from Moorpark College

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Palo Verde blue Part III -

Lieutenant Colonel Ramer from the Defense Fuel Support Point

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A halcid bee settles onto a wildflower. Credit: Mike Higgins.

Native Bees

Valerie Fellows, wildlife biologist and public affairs specialist, shares some insights into a unique, natural pollinator resource.

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Karner Blue butterfly. Endangered Butterflies and Plants

Dave Harrelson, a biologist with the Endangered Species Program, shares information about our nation’s endangered butterflies and plants.

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Black-eyed Susans. Credit: Paul Fresco, USDA Pollinator Gardens

Anita Noguera, national outreach coordinator, talks about lawns and an ecologically beneficial alternative, pollinator gardens.

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Xeriscape garden with rain pool. Credit: EPA Backyard Habitat

Joshua Winchell, public affairs specialist, continues our discussion of pollinator gardening with suggestions for things you can do to improve backyard habitat for pollinators.

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Interested in hearing pollinator podcasts from other agencies? You can find them at: http://www.pollinator.org/podcast.htm


Videos

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Click here to see the USFWS Northeast Region's video about the importance and conservation of pollinators. (USFWS's Channel video from YouTube, subscribe)
Link to video: How to build a Beebloch.
How to make a bee nesting block to provide nesting sites for beneficial bees
video: Endangered Species Day at the Botanic Garden

Video from Endangered Species Day at the Botanic Garden emphasizing plants and pollinators, their essential partners

Endangered Species Day Video

How you can help pollinators - video.
Learn how you can help pollinators! View the new video of Service staff and volunteers planting a Demonstration Pollinator Garden.
   
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The Value of Botanical Gardens as a Community Asset.

Excerpts from an interview with Cindy Brown, Assistant Director for Green Springs Garden, a Fairfax County, Virginia oasis in the urban surroundings of Washington, D.C.


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