The Great Sunflower Project

A friend just forwarded information about The Great Sunflower Project which looks like a lot of fun.

By watching and recording the bees at sunflowers in your garden, you can help us understand the challenges that bees are facing.

  • It takes less than 30 minutes.
  • It’s easy.
  • Free Sunflower seeds for planting.
  • No knowledge of bees required!

Enter your bee counts online or send us your paper form.

There is also lots of great information on bees and why they are collecting this data.

I had actually been thinking that I want to do a better job at growing things this summer…although I am going to start small. I think that we will do the sunflowers and try maybe some lettuce in pots on the deck down at the beach. I love the idea of having an actual garden, but never seem to get around to actually pulling it off. So I will be more realistic this year and maybe have some success!

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I am a homeschooling mom to two sweet, energetic boys although I am probably not exactly what you would expect (definitely NOT your stereotypical homeschooler, if there is really such a thing). I support progressive political causes (yes, liberals can and do homeschool!) and I have found a spiritual home in the Unitarian Universalist Church. I have no real idea of how I want to use this blog, but will probably focus on homeschooling, things that I am learning from my boys, personal thoughts and opinions and maybe some liberal politics thrown in, who knows!
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4 Responses to The Great Sunflower Project

  1. We’re going to do this too! It’s a natural project for Little Man, since he plants sunflowers every year anyway. This adds a new dimension.

  2. jen says:

    sounds neat
    we played carrots this term

  3. Kim says:

    We’ve been planning a good garden too this year, slightly more adventurous than the past 2 years. But the squirrels eat my sunflower heads before we even get a real flower. I’ll try again though!

  4. Jodi says:

    Great suggestion, so we went ahead and signed up.

    By the way, I saw your reference to xkcd several posts back. My daughter and I ADORE Randall Munroe and xkcd, and we’re big fans.