Wednesday, July 01, 2009

ABC Wednesday

X is for
The Xerces Society.


I am a member.

This organization supports the conservation of
invertebrates and their habitat.

X is for xeriscape.


This style of gardening is wonderful for invertebrates.
Gardening with native plants means no extra watering.
Happy ABC Wednesday.

25 comments:

Marie Reed said...

That is a very good point! I've been feeling guilty watering my garden this year. It almost feels wasteful to me. I should really look into more regional plants! Great X!

Miss_Yves said...

Beautiful garden and eXcellent choice!

RuneE said...

A cute name for an important work. I first read it as Xerxes, which would be quite another thing (or person).

PS Thank you for the comment!

Carol said...

Great X...didn't know about Xerces Society...beautiful garden photo...

anthonynorth said...

A beautiful and important garden.
Nicely done.

Roses and Lilacs said...

Interesting, I had never heard of the Xerces Society. I have been switching my garden over to xeric plants for the last 4 years. There are an amazing number of native plants that require no extra water even thru prolonged periods of drought.
Marnie

Roger Owen Green said...

Not familiar with Xerces. Thank you for sharing - and for visiting!

Rose said...

I didn't know there was such a thing as the Xerces society--how interesting! I used Xeriscape for my last X post, something we all need to be aware of these days. I am planting more and more natives. The bees and butterflies do love them!

Randy Emmitt said...

Great article and I did know about the Xerces Society. If I recall correctly they ran one of my Miami Blue photos in the news letter years ago.

Tumblewords: said...

eXcellent post! Most of my place is automatic - uses very little water. I was always stunned by the amount of water used in the Southwest to provide green lawns where there should be none. Hadn't heard of Xerces, but I'll look into it. Thanks!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

You have made the letter X most inticing.

Hildred and Charles said...

Beautiful photo, - inspiring way of life.

Cheryl said...

Beautiful habitat Sherry......I love the composition....

I am trying very hard not to water. Patio tubs have to be watered everyday....it is becoming a chore...and water is precious.....

The bugs have been illusive today....although I have seen many harlequin ladybirds. I am not happy about this....it is non native and is eating many of our good bugs including our native ladybirds. It was brought into Europe to control pests and has now got out of control....it arrived In Britain a couple of years ago and is spreading. Why man must interfere with nature I will never understand.....
What do I do?? What would you do??

Gordon said...

A good choice for X; I was not familiar with xerxes. An Interesting and informative post.

Joy said...

Fascinating, varied creatures and an interesting society to belong to.

Thanks for the comment, if you get the Lichen book I hope you enjoy, although as it is a UK National History Museum book it tends to have a European bias with examples.

Wendy said...

Loved your garden pic. It looks so tranquil. Never heard of the xerces society either. Must be an interesting group of people.

kml said...

HI Q - you did really well with your XX's! Great images too!

jay said...

That looks interesting! I love to find and identify insects around my home. I'll look into that!

Mara said...

If I water my garden, even more weeds will spring up! And there's enough of them as is...
Great X!

scienceguy288 said...

Tough letter, but a great post anyway. I have never heard of such a "secret" society.

Cathy said...

Hey you found something with the letter x. Even the bug is sorta in a x shape Excellent!!


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Karyn said...

I love that this meme affords so many opportunities to learn. I've never heard of a Xerces Society before.

Great garden! (and photo)

marmee said...

i really want to try this in my front yard that gets so wet during our rainy season. i have done some research on this but need to do a lot more. happy fourth>!

lisaschaos said...

Never heard of a xeriscape garden - very cool! :)

VP said...

What a fantastic organisation to belong to! I've been involved in projects which use freshwater invertebrates as indicators of an environment's health and know all too well how underrated these important creatures are!