Info For Grown*Ups

Interested in learning about flowers, bees, local landmarks, or in playing with your kids? BeeExplorer Boston is a forthcoming, dynamic and fun game that allows your child to learn while playing.

Some examples of content include:

  • Stages of the Plant Lifecycle for Identification
  • Fun Facts about Animals, Plants, and More!
  • Trivia Challenges to reinforce learning
  • Associations between points per flower and real biology!

To aid in reinforcement and plant identification, catch up with BeePedia online (or in-game June 2018).

For Even More Real Life Content:

Want to know how to garden at home? Even in a container?! Follow tips, tricks, and real-life solutions from our blog!

Including practical things like Planting Guides, Easy to Follow Definitions, & Successful Plant/Pollinator Pairings.

  • Sun Requirements for Plants:
    • Full Sun: 6+ hours of direct sunlight per day
    • Partial Shade: 3-6 hours of direct sunlight per day
    • Woodland or Shade: Dappled or mostly indirect sun, generally more than 1 tree or 1 very large tree or building will create this shade
  • Typical Soils for Plants:
    • Sandy: Well-drained, largest particles of all soil types. Not generally a strong start for plants because it’s difficult to root and nutrients are often not present due to runoff.
    • Clay: The opposite of sand, clay has the smallest particles and retains the most water. Plenty of plants have adapted to this soil type and will thrive in the right conditions!
    • Silt: Somewhere in between sand & clay is silt. Silt retains some water and some nutrients but still doesn’t hold as much water as most gardeners would like.
    • Loam: This is what you buy at the store – a combination of all three soils mixed with a loose humus layer (fresh compost). It is the most productive, though rarely found in nature.