Pollinators Summer 2015

These pictures show us pollinators essential to our food supplies feeding themselves. Help make sure that they don’t poison themselves by ingesting “neonic” pesticides as they do so.

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Our friends the honeybees

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  Love that fennel (anise flavor in the honey isn’t bad either)

P1000267aSharing the bounty

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Off to see the wizard of magnolia

P1000239aAt least a dozen types of native bees share the fennel with these gals

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Can anyone name this bee?

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Or this tiny bee that comes to my garden by the hundreds?

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Butterflies do their work of beauty as well as pollination.

Even the tiniest roadside flower– which we might be tempted to call a “weed” –is a kingdom buzzing with life. As Pope Francis said in his recent encyclical, to treat all life as equal is to bring back the Garden of Eden.

photos and text copyright Madronna Holden 2015