It has been a busy week over at the Green Bean household but not too busy to sneak a few photos of pollinators busy in our garden. Please share your photos by linking up or using the hashtag #SpotThePollinator on social media.
Native bee on Delta sunflower, a California native.
Bumble rounding the crest on California rudbeckia, another California native. This is the first time I've grown this plant. It needs more water than I would like but I lug out the water from washing fruits and veggies because it is worth the extra work! Such a pretty pretty flower much loved by bees of all sort.
A gray hairstreak lays eggs on my native California mallow. This plant is a host plant for many caterpillars and, without host plants, no caterpillars. Without caterpillars, no butterflies. So keeping on laying, little lady!
Not a pollinator but these small milkweed bugs showed up in our garden this year. It is the first time I've seen them and our second year of milkweed (this year with much more milkweed than in previous years). Am I sensing a connection?
Now get outside and slow down in your garden by taking pollinator pics. Or convince the kids that a camera and some bugs is the best way to go. Link up below.