Protect our Pollinators
Spring is here and with it comes the desire to be outside and enjoying the fresh air and greenery. Many of us will be thinking about cleaning up our backyards and planning our gardens. Before you do pick up a copy of Follow That Bee! A First Book of Bees in the City by Scot Ritchie to learn all about how we can protect the important pollinators we need to keep our ecosystem healthy and thriving.
If you live in a city as we do, it’s so important we make room for all of the other living things that need our spaces. Follow That Bee! Offers information about bees and how they turn the delicious nectar from a flower into the sweet honey we enjoy eating. Readers will also learn about bee identification, how to handle a bee sting and how to make a bee bath. The journey to learning about the bee follows a little story of five friends learning from Mr. Cardinal reads like a Magic School Bus adventure without the wacky Ms Frizzle.
The wonderful thing about this book is it will call children to action. Be prepared as after reading you will most likely have to plant bee friendly flowers, buy a beehive, and eat some honey on toast. Don’t forget to keep our pollinators safe and warm and leave the garden clean up for when temperatures are comfortably above 10 degrees Celsius.