Episode 48: Phenology Throwdown for February 2019

 

Have you ever wondered what honeybees are up to this time of year? How do they stay warm in their hives? Casey explains. Apparently it involves lots of shivering.

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Hellebores are one of the first things to bloom each year. Surprisingly, they manage to bloom in the middle of winter. Daniel introduces us to this popular ornamental plant. But be warned, this plant may be pretty (and a food source for early spring bees), but it is also highly toxic.

Helleborus sp.

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This episode aired on Radio Boise in February 2019 and featured music by Toy Zoo.

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