Eastern Carpenter Bee (Xylocopa virginica)

Eastern Carpenter Bee

A gentle giant, the Eastern Carpenter Bee – Xylocopa virginica, is native to the eastern U.S. and is an important pollinator to a variety of plants.

Monarch Butterfly

Create a Monarch Waystation

Become a part of Monarch butterfly preservation by creating a Monarch Waystation in your garden or landscape ✿

Sweat Bee

Pollinators ♥ Native Plants Pt.2

Planting native flowering plants & grasses in the garden and/or landscape, will improve native pollinator populations by providing this necessary food and forage ✿

Western Honey Bee -Apis mellifera - winter bee

Western Honey Bee

The Western Honey Bee -Apis mellifera has both summer and winter workers. Winter honey bees emerge from eggs laid at the end of summer…

Fall Aster

Welcome Fall with Flowers

7 late blooming perennials to add end of summer / fall color to the landscape & provide food for late season pollinators and migratory butterflies ✿

California farmers invited to feed future pollinators

Two groups are inviting California farmers to sow flower seeds this month so bees can have a diverse diet next year. Full Story — website

Metallic Green Bee

Pollinators ♥ Native Plants Pt.1

Pollinators are important for a healthy ecosystem & critical to many food crops, but are often lacking in urban gardens & landscapes ✿

Sweat Bee

Michigan Pollinator Week

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

Green Bottle Fly

Flies as Pollinators

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

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.

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.