Kentucky Pollinator Blog – Growing and Changing in 2018

Over the last month or so, I’ve been thinking about the future of this blog. I know I didn’t write much last year because I was putting all my energy into my book. However, I would like to get this blog started again this year. I enjoy writing it and I hope you enjoy reading it.

Last week, I started a list of possible topics to write about. As I was making the list, I kept coming up with great potential topics that weren’t pollinator related. It’s a problem I’ve wrestled with in the past. I even allowed a few non-pollinator subjects such as wooly worms and saddleback caterpillars to creep into my blog posts over the years. What can I say? I love my pollinators, but I love all the other animals too and there are so many interesting critters that aren’t pollinators. Therefore, I think it is time for this blog to expand and grow a bit.

From now on, this blog will focus on Kentucky pollinators and backyard wildlife. Future posts will continue to highlight pollinators found in Kentucky and other pollinator-related topics. However, I’ll also write about butterflies and moths that aren’t pollinators, and songbirds, and small mammals, and other topics related to wildlife (big and small) that you can find in your backyard. Also, even though I am focusing on Kentucky pollinators and wildlife, the vast majority of what I write about will be applicable to people living in any of the surrounding states.

I hope you enjoy the new direction of the blog. Please, let me know what you think or if you would like to know more about a specific animal or topic. If you want to make sure that you don’t miss any of the new Kentucky Pollinators and Backyard Wildlife blogs, then be sure to subscribe so you’ll receive them via email.

You may also be interested in checking out my new farm and nursery blog. The farm and nursery blog will feature tips for attracting pollinators and wildlife, highlights of different plants, and stories about life on the farm and nursery.

Wishing all of you a happy and exciting 2018!



Shannon is a beekeeper, farmer, wildlife biologist, and author. She owns Grassy Roads Farm and Busy Bee Nursery & Consulting. Busy Bee Nursery & Consulting specializes in plants and habitat consulting services for honey bees, native pollinators, and wildlife conservation. She is the author of Plants Honey Bees Use in the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys. Shannon also writes a blog about Kentucky Pollinators and Backyard Wildlife and a farm and nursery blog that features stories of life on the farm, tips for attracting pollinators and wildlife, and highlights of different plants for pollinators and wildlife.

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