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.
Marine Blues are found in open and temporary water places, seasonal pond areas, or gardens in southwestern states in the U.S. and south into Mexico. Wings have violet blue color above and fine barring pattern below, the hindwing has distinct iridescent spots. They nectar on mesquite, clover, or mint plants. Host plants are from the… Read More MARINE BLUE
June 21-27 is Pollinator Week. Pollinators move pollen, which fertilizes plants to make fruit, seeds, and new plants. Celebrate the many pollinators this week, which include bugs, birds, and bats. Pictured clockwise are a female Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Honeybee, Melissa Blue butterfly, and a Common Looper Moth.