Gardens & Ecology

Common Pollinators :: the life cycle of Bumble Bees

Summer flowers are blooming their last colorful flowers and I am so impressed with how well the zinnias did this season, despite having planted them so late. And also impressed with all the pollinators they attract especially larger insects like these bumble bees. I will certainly be planting more zinnias (both wild & garden variety)… Continue reading Common Pollinators :: the life cycle of Bumble Bees

Gardens & Ecology

Summer Flowers : a few of my favorites

For those of you reading this blog in the Northern Hemisphere - just remember that it is summer here in the Southern half of Earth. Most mornings after drinking tea or coffee, I wander out into the garden, feed the chickens, and admire the flowers. I wanted to do a little bit of a round-up… Continue reading Summer Flowers : a few of my favorites