Category Archives: Pollinators

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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๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ BEE-havior: The Bubble Bee – Hylaeus

At a mere ยผ-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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๐Ÿ The Perils of Pollinia and More about Milkweed ๐Ÿฆ‹

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

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๐Ÿฆ‹ Creating an Oasis for Pollinators ๐Ÿ

Homeowners have an opportunity to restore native habitat for pollinators, birds, and other wildlife.ย  Continue reading

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