Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Native Pollinator Study Group (and Blog) Update

Every fourth Monday evening in Olympia a number of us gather to explore the rich diversity of bees. Right now, with winter rain and wind and lack of flowers, there is not much chance to observe pollinators except in a book.  Despite this, our January topic is shaped by two bumble bee optimists whom we hope to glimpse.  To prepare for February’s topic, (and in case you got a book-store gift card recently), we recommend three recent books that showcase the diversity of bees in North America, and invite you to grab (at least) one of them. For more information, including the bee books we recommend, check our Study Group page, or our page of just the fliers.

P. S. Google Blogger, our blog host, sent out the following. We aren't quite sure what it means, but here it is: 

"[S]tarting the week of January 11, we [Google / Blogger] will remove the ability for people with Twitter, Yahoo, Orkut or other OpenId providers to sign in to Google Friend Connect and follow blogs. At the same time, we’ll remove non-Google Account profiles so you may see a decrease in your blog follower count.

We encourage you to tell affected readers (perhaps via a blog post), that if they use a non-Google Account to follow your blog, they need to sign up for a Google Account, and re-follow your blog. With a Google Account, they’ll get blogs added to their Reading List, making it easier for them to see the latest posts and activity of the blogs they follow."

We hope this doesn't mean that we won't be able to notify you when we update our blog, but at this point there isn't much we can do beyond letting you know ahead of time in ways like this.  GB

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