tagged: Xerces Society
June 26, 2013 · By Cassandra Profita
A lot of readers responded to the news that thousands of bumblebees died last week of pesticide poisoning in a Wilsonville Target parking lot.
Some scolded the unnamed company that sprayed the insecticide, others criticized the state for refusing to release the company's name, and a few people pledged to boycot Target to protest the ill-timed pesticide use near its store.Continue reading →
June 19, 2013 · By Cassandra Profita
Insect conservationists with the Portland-based Xerces Society don't know yet why an estimated 25,000 bumble bees have dropped dead in a Target parking lot in Wilsonville.
They were found under a dozens of European linden trees Monday, raising the question of whether the insects were killed by a poisonous species of linden tree or by pesticide poisoning.Continue reading →
Sept. 13, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita
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