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We act on the local level to promote climate stabilization and other important environmental goals.  

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Kids Build Housing for Bees

And no, they didn't build bee hives.  Many of our wild bee species are solitary, and never use hives. They nest instead in small tubelike spaces in dried plants or masonry walls or chimneys. Like their better-known hive-dwelling relatives, native solitary bee species are in trouble. So third grade students at Lexington's Waldorf School took matters into their own hands and built appropriate housing for them. The project was completed and installed earlier this year Arlington's Great Meadows "with a small grant from the Friends of Arlington's Great Meadows through the Arlington Land Trust, the group's fiscal agent that helps protect open space."  See photo and article at  

Students encourage the buzz around us at Great Meadows

https://www.yourarlington.com/arlington-archives/town-school/environment/13923-bees-121917

Similar, though smaller, installations can be seen at Garden in the Woods and are easy to make, lending themselves to various materials and styles.

Looking for a new project with your kids or a chance to engage your creative side? Here's a great way to do these things and also support your local pollinators. 

Learn more about our native bees and the Pollinate New England program created by the New England Wildflower Society at

http://www.newenglandwild.org/learn/pollinate-new-england.html

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