In Sept. 2020, the Backyard Ecology blog evolved out of my Kentucky Pollinators and Backyard Wildlife blog. Backyard Ecology strives to foster an appreciation of the nature right outside our doors, while creating a place where we can learn about the plants and animals that share our communities and how to improve our local pollinator and wildlife habitat. I invite you to join me as we ignite our curiosity and natural wonder, explore our yards and communities, and improve our local pollinator and wildlife habitat. Visit the Backyard Ecology website to learn more. You can also join my mailing list to receive emails about my latest Backyard Ecology blogs and other resources.
In June 2015, I started a blog called Kentucky Pollinators. My Kentucky Pollinators blog was dedicated to the pollinators of Kentucky and the plants they pollinate. After a short hiatus in 2017, the blog morphed into a weekly blog called Kentucky Pollinators and Backyard Wildlife. The blog featured:
- profiles of pollinators and backyard wildlife,
- tips for attracting pollinators and wildlife,
- highlights of plants that benefit pollinators and wildlife, and
- life on the farm and in the nursery.
In Sept. 2020, I re-branded the Kentucky Pollinators and Backyard Wildlife blog as the Backyard Ecology blog to better reflect my audience which is located throughout the eastern U.S. and to better fit with the other Backyard Ecology projects that I was developing.
From 2015 through 2018, I served as the webmaster of the Kentucky State Beekeepers Association. As webmaster, I was in charge of posting content for our news blog. I also wrote and/or edited most of the posts. The Kentucky State Beekeepers Association news blog featured news and information relevant to beekeepers across the state.