NATIONAL POLLINATOR WEEK

It’s National Pollinator Week! Celebrate them, as they do so much. For example the cross pollination of honeybees around the world helps 30% of food crops and 90% of  flower plants to thrive. Bees also spread seeds, many plants would die off without them doing this. Pollinators clockwise: White-Lined Sphinx Moth, female Broad-Tailed Hummingbird, Honeybee,… Read More NATIONAL POLLINATOR WEEK

GREEN STINKBUG

Green Stinkbugs are usually a bright green color and shaped like a shield on their back. The name comes from the large stink glands on the underside of the thorax, which they will discharge foul smelling liquid from, when disturbed. They generally do not sting pr pose any threat to humans or pets, although they… Read More GREEN STINKBUG

PIED HOVERFLY

Pied Hoverflies have distinct upward curving creamy white bars. They can be found in many habitats including gardens, meadows, and deserts. Hoverflies are pollinators, which makes them important in gardens. Unfortunately, they are often times mistaken for wasps and killed. Here is a Pied Hover-Fly on a Mexican Gold Poppy.