Amanda Bachmann

Amanda Bachmann

Pierre, SD

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Published on Jul 31, 2014

July 30 observations

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Published on Jul 25, 2014

July 25 observations

There are so many insects at the garden, that it's hard to pick a favorite. The butterflies are definitely the charismatic minifauna (and get the majority of the attention), but the little bee fly ...

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Published on Jul 18, 2014

July 17 observations

I went out to the garden yesterday afternoon (~3 PM) and it was crazy how many butterflies and bees were out! We had a cool spring here, so it seemed like both the plants and insects were a little ...

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Published on Jul 11, 2014

Quick dispatch from the road

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Published on Jul 03, 2014

July 2 observations

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Published on Jun 27, 2014

June 26 observations

The swamp milkweed is close to peak bloom, and the Asclepias tuberosa is getting underway nicely. We've had a lot of rain this spring/summer, so the garden is quite lush. Weeds are less of a proble...

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Published on Jun 11, 2014

First observations at Oahe

I visited the Prairie Butterfly garden yesterday and completed the first set of observations for the site. The penstemon was in full bloom and most of the insect activity I observed was on those bl...

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Published on May 21, 2014

Spring update

Hello!Spring finally arrived in South Dakota and things are moving along with this project. I ran three webinars (March, April and May) and Backyard Biodiversity articles have appeared in newspaper...

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Published on Mar 11, 2014

Thank you!

Thank you for being a part of this successful campaign!I'm writing this from the North Central ESA meeting in Des Moines where I'm presenting a poster on spotted wing drosophila (not a pollinator)....

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