Category Archives: Pollinators

PERENNIAL: Symphyotrichum novae-angliae (New England Aster)

Learn more about these lovely asters and watch a video with monarchs and other pollinators. Continue reading

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Flowers That Attract Pollinators and Robbers to a Garden

The shape, color, structure and odor of a flower usually determine the type of pollinators it attracts. A flower requires a pollinator that will visit it regularly and successfully transfer pollen in and/or between it and other flowers of its species to ensure fruit and seed production. For the service of pollination, the flower provides a reward: usually food such as nectar and/or pollen. Thus plants and their pollinators enjoy a mutualistic relationship. Continue reading

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🐝 🐝 BEE-havior: The Bubble Bee – Hylaeus

At a mere ¼-inch long, Hylaeus bees do not dominate a flower like fuzzy bumble bees three to six times their size. However, if you have sharp eyes or a zoom camera lens you can appreciate their unique appearance and BEE-havior. Continue reading

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🐝 The Perils of Pollinia and More about Milkweed 🦋

Imagine being a pollinator drawn to a fragrant flower that offers abundant nectar . . . It’s Pollinator Week! Continue reading

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