This Week In Green – Feb 25, 2022

If you’re wondering what’s the latest and greatest in green news this week, The Biofriendly Podcast has got you covered for February 25, 2022. This week we’ve got how Minecraft is teaching kids about climate change, greenhouses going red, guerrilla gardening on hoverboards, manatees are eating salad, and more! 

Kiss me

Pucker up because these lips belong to a plant called the Palicourea Elata, native to Central and South America. The plant has been nicknamed everything from ‘girlfriend kiss’ to even ‘Hooker’s lips.’ The lips aren’t the flowers themselves but just the bracts that remain only for a short time until they reveal the plant’s white […]

Orchid Mantis

This elusive type of praying mantis (Hymenopus coronatus) has evolved look like a flower to lure in its prey. This Orchid Mantis can be found in rainforests of Southeast Asia and Indonesia.

Monkey Face Orchid

Found in southeastern Ecuador and Peru at an elevation of 3,000 – 6,000 feet, the monkey face orchid (Dracula simia/Dracula gigas) are a rare favorite among orchid collectors, because it has a distinctive monkey or baboon face in its flower.

The Bees Knees

You often hear about how important bees are for the planet, but what are some of the ways we can help the bees survive? This week, Noel and Jacob buzz around some ways you can BEE helpful by planting certain flowers, steering clear of hard to pronounce pesticides, and serving up cosmos to save the bees!

The Super Bloom of California

A super bloom is a rare desert botanical phenomenon in which a high proportion of wildflowers whose seeds have lain dormant in desert soil germinate and blossom at roughly the same time. This was taken during the California super bloom of 2019, and photographer Ryan Resatka promises: “No flowers were harmed in the making of […]

Garden-for-Spring

Tips to Prepare Your Garden for Spring

Spring is just around the corner, so it is time to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty. As the days become warmer and warmer, the frost from winter months begins to thaw, there will be more spring gardening tasks facing you. Just looking at the leaves left in autumn, dead grass stalks, […]

bee closeup

Bee Close-Up

Hey bee…it’s time for your close-up. Bees are an important piece in nature’s puzzle and one of the key pollinators when it comes to food crops. Bees help pollinate flowers, vegetables and fruits growing in home gardens as well. Today’s Image of the Day goes to this bee who seems to have paused a moment […]

caterpillar snack

Caterpillar Snack Time

Today’s Biofriendly Image of the Day goes to this green caterpillar who seems like it has stopped for a moment to snack on the little, white flowers found along its path. Although most people probably wouldn’t have seen this caterpillar, had they been walking by, it is moments like this you can find all throughout […]

Carlsbad flower field

Flowers, Flowers and More Flowers

With Spring right around the corner, flowers are beginning to make their presence known. Here, at the Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch, the flowers are in full bloom. These rows and rows of flowers go almost as far as the eye can see. Flowers, flowers and more flowers! So, whether you’re buried deep in snow […]