Stopping by to check on the herb garden I strolled through the pollinator garden today. Here's what's happening there this lovely morning. Lots of blooms and nectar sources surround the water fountain.
|July 31, 2013 Pollinator Garden|
|Bee carrying pollen in the scopa on the legs|
|Bee in the blossom tentatively ID'd as a squash bee (Peponapis pruinosa)|
Also seen was an eastern blue-tailed butterfly. My photo is with wings closed as they rarely rest with them open. A reference photo shows the beautiful blue seen as they flit about.
Some plants are set to send out the next set of blooms to provide nectar in the near future.
|Giant chives and sedum ready to bloom|
"The bee is more honored than other animals, not because she labors, but because she labors for others.” ~ Saint John Chrysostom
Thanks to Laurie Collins and to all who help with the Pollinator Garden.