The Berry Prairie Blog

Native Biodiversity in a Rooftop Landscape


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Aug 21, 2013, 7:21 PM
Rock Springs, Wyoming is home to one heck of a pollinator enthusiast. Bill and his wife Valjean have lived at their current house for 7 years, and have turned its yard from a barren, weedy wasteland to a lush, overwhelmingly productive heaven. Seriously, I want to live in their garden.
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Aug 16, 2013, 7:47 PM
The Berry Prairie made its professional ecological debut last week at the annual Ecological Society of America conference in Minneapolis, MN. And although the final survivorship numbers were not as high as we may have liked (~52%) the Prairie was well received and ecologist from all over the world were excited to hear about the roof and the ecosystem services it helped facilitate.
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Aug 14, 2013, 7:53 PM
Whoa, it's been a long time since we put anything new up here! We've been hopping around the state doing outdoor education programs and pollinator awareness events, and haven't spent much time in the office. Speaking of pollinators, I have a cool story for you about bees in Rock Springs - that'll come later.

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