In Search of Blue Pollen

The subtle pink of the wild geranium is popular with spring time bees and its blossoming coincides with the developing leaf canopy that will shade the forest floor.  Take a moment to enjoy this woodland flower and note the nectar guides that lure the bee to its sweet reward, a nice exchange for pollination services rendered.  Observe the stamens where the pollen is located and … Continue reading In Search of Blue Pollen

Small Mining Bee’s Active in Early Spring

In January, we can only imagine springtime flowers as if they were a dream.  Yet, beneath the snow, snowdrops, a small perennial flower are waiting to emerge from their bulb at the slightest hint of spring warmth.  In late February and early March the snowdrops rise from the earth as the first flowers of the year! This small white flower is native to a large … Continue reading Small Mining Bee’s Active in Early Spring