Sweat Bee

Michigan Pollinator Week

In conjunction with National Pollinator Week, Michigan recently adopted their own resolution to proclaim Michigan Pollinator Week.

Prarie Coneflower

Welcome Summer

Summer blooming plants in the garden ✿

Green Bottle Fly

Flies as Pollinators

Research indicates that flies may contribute significantly to pollination of North American flowers and many food plants.

Tachinidae Archytas

Tachinid Flies

Tachinid flies are amongst the largest families of true flies with approximately 8,000 species world wide… These beneficial flies play an important role in suppressing populations of destructive timber and agricultural pests.

Red-necked False Blister Beetle -Asclera ruficollis

Red-necked False Blister Beetle

Beetles were among one of the first order of insects to pollinate flowers and still play an important role in pollination today.

Dicentra cucullaria

Welcome Spring

Spring blooming plants in the garden ✿

Honeybee

Honeybee Impact

Don’t underestimate the impact of the honeybee. -read this article by Spikenard Farm Honeybee Sanctuary on the process of pollination by honeybees.