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EHS Pleasant Street Wildflower Project

This is a panorama of our Wildflower Garden getting some much needed rain on Tuesday. Something that didn't happen anywhere near often enough this Summer. And even as our garden begins to prepare for the next season a bit early, that doesn't mean it isn't still providing well for local wildlife. The pollinators are still seeing plenty of action, and seed eating birds like the Goldfinch are reaping a massive bounty.

If you stop and take a good look at almost any time, you'll surprise all kinds of birds hiding amongst the foliage collecting seeds. They are, in essence, pollinating the landscape with our wildflowers, as they consume and redeposit seeds elsewhere.

But personally, my favorite aspect of the Wildflower Garden will always be it's guests. Here's this week's lineup:

Ruby Meadowhawk - Sympetrum rubicundulum

Bumble bee, possibly Common eastern bumble bee - Bombus impatiens. Notice full corbiculum/pollen basket.


Bumble bee, possibly Common eastern bumble bee - Bombus impatiens. Notice full corbiculum/pollen basket.

View the entire history of The Wildflower Project on it's blog at: EHS Pleasant Street Wildflower Project

 

Pollinator Factoid: It’s estimated that there are about 2.4 million colonies in the U.S. today, two-thirds of which travel the country each year pollinating crops and producing honey and beeswax. More than one million colonies are used each year in California just to pollinate the state’s almond crop!

 


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