Category: flowers

Some of the bee pics that are not making the c…

Yes, some of these are really great, but that just means that the ones in the calendar are going to be even better. 

Aren’t these so great? I love them! More pics to come as I filter through them! I’m doing an elimination process 🙂

#17 of the KNOW YOUR WILD BEES CAMPAIGN. Wil…

#17 of the KNOW YOUR WILD BEES CAMPAIGN. Wild bees and plants have cocreated flowers. We have added our tweaks, but they are trivial compared to the bee’s contributions.

Number 14 in the KNOW YOUR WILD BEES CAMPAIGN.

Number 14 in the KNOW YOUR WILD BEES CAMPAIGN.

Plant biodiversity is the answer to the bigger question of how do we keep all our bee species around. Planting flowers is always a good thing, this definitely increases the overall number of bees in any location. However, what it does is increase the overall number of generalist bees, that are happy to make do with many kinds of flowers, and often do well simply on weeds. The truth is that to affect conservation of all bee species we have to retain wild areas, maintain natural areas, and be the caretakers of rich, bio diverse, plant communities that provide the necessary pollen for all the species, particularly the ones that are highly specialized and therefore using plants we are unlikely to plant in our gardens or in pollinator meadows. Look around you, what can you do to help keep plant communities healthy; pull invasive species, provide disturbance in those environments that are early successional, control deer populations, and support others who do these things professionally. Good luck pilgrim.

Love garden shops during this time of year! Ha…

Love garden shops during this time of year! Happy Easter 💗

See the Flowers that Bloom All At Once, One Ni…

See the Flowers that Bloom All At Once, One Night a Year: undefined

Tiny scales in ancient lagoon may be the first…

Tiny scales in ancient lagoon may be the first fossil evidence of the moth-butterfly line: undefined

Bees collect honeydew from bugs before spring …

Bees collect honeydew from bugs before spring blossoms arrive: undefined

A beautiful Kentish snowdrop garden… a …

A beautiful Kentish snowdrop garden… a paradise for pollinators early in the year. There were over 400 different varieties of snowdrop in this garden!

The lovely flowers embarrass me, they make me …

The lovely flowers embarrass me, they make me regret I am not a bee.

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Snowdrops and honeybees: first signs of Spring