Honey Bees in the backyard.
Acknowledge pollinator week which is June 20-26th. Pollinators are bats, birds, and bugs, they are important as they move pollen, which fertilizes plants to make fruit, vegetables, seeds, and new plants. This is a Morrison’s Bumble Bee on a Butter and Eggs Toadflax flower.
This year, Aug 21st is National Honey Bee Day. A day of awareness for these important pollinators and creators of honey. They are found everywhere in the world. Here is one full of pollen in northern Arizona.
Yarrow are a flowering plant of the aster family. They are native North American plants that are hardy and easy to care for here in high elevation northern Arizona. They attract pollinators to the garden, with flowers that range in color from white, yellow, pink, or red and variations in between.