Thank you Scott County Pheasants Forever for donating prairie seed! Our homeschool group helped scatter the seed this afternoon. We are excited to see this beautiful pollinator garden grow next year. #homeschool#pollinator#garden
I found this spotted eye hover fly resting on a Chinese honeysuckle leaf in my garden. Aphids are part of their diet. Therefore these aphid eating hoverflies are used for biological control of pests -January, 2018 #spottedeyehoverfly#hoverfly#eristalinusaeneus#chinesehoneysuckle#combretumindicum#nature#naturelovers#muse#plants#plantsofinstagram#biodiversity#documentation#naturalist#beautiful#planetearth#biology#naturalworld#heaven#art#explore#trees#green#observation#science#flowers#insect#insectsofinstagram#gardening#pollinator
We've been working on habitat restoration on my family's property and have about 10 acres total to work on with a focus on quail reintroduction, white tail forage and pollinator plants. In our woodland we have started "forest farming" which has included goldenseal and ginseng. I'm looking forward to adding more plants like blue & black cohosh. 🌱 Our native plants are rapidly being displaced by invasive non-native species and habitat loss due to agriculture. Fortunately I am seeing more and more people locally planting natives (especially pollinator plants) & using set aside land for habitat restoration. I'll be focusing more on their medicinal properties for medicine making in the upcoming year🍃I'm looking forward to starting these seeds and planting them on the property, they might be tiny little packets but they are a start. I love winter but i'm ready to get these babies started! 😂 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• • • • • • • • • • • #habitatrestoration#quailforever#nativeplants#plantnatives#wildplants#medicinalplants#pollinator#pollinatorplants#endangeredplants#blackcohosh#goldenseal#plantsanctuary#plantmedicine
Face down, a$$ up! Wait what..... 😆 Happy #friday!!!! These bees know how to party! 😜Well sort of! What are they doing you’re wondering??? Fanning their wings! They do this for a few reasons like cooling down the hive and communicating with other bees of their colony that their home is here. 😊 #palmpikeapiary#beekeeping
Den blommande gräsmattan är en omistlig del av mångfaldsträdgården. Det kan vara en plätt i radhusträdgården eller en kommunal grönyta på flera tusen kvadratmeter. Höj klipphöjden och dra ut på intervallen mellan klippningarna så ser du vilka blommande örter som finns i din gräsmatta. Sedan klipper du runt och låter örterna stå kvar och fröa av sig. Det blir en robust blomsteräng med växter anpassade till jordart och klimat. I min blommande gräsmatta finns mycket liten blåklocka, rölleka, renfana och prästkrage. Och blåklockshumlorna kommer på besök nästan varje dag. Just rölleka visade sig vara enastående torktålig sommaren 2018 och insekterna älskar den, även fjärilar och nyckelpigor. Vitklöver och käringtand trivs i en gräsmatta som inte gödslas eller bekämpas mot ogräs. Perfekt humlemat! Jag sparar alla rödklöverplantor också för jag drömmer om klöverhumlan. #blåklockshumla#bombussoroeensis#humla#bombus#bumblebee#bi#bee#trädgårdsmyller#odlaförbin#pollinerare#pollinator#litenblåklocka#campanularotundifolia#vitfläckigguldvinge#lycaenavirgaureae#fjortonfläckigtorrbackspiga #coccinulaquatuordecimpustulata
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🌀🌀Turn up the volume 🌀🌀 Method two of the honey bee strategies for keeping cool involves more physical exertion. When the temperature reaches a tipping point, the 'air conditioner bees' kick into action. These bees are charged with one of two jobs. Either collecting cool water from nearby water sources or providing the wing power to get the evaporative cooling going. The water gatherers appear able to detect the relative temperatures of nearby water sources. In my experiments they will always go for the cooler of the water sources if they have many to choose from. This is a fact I've exploited when retraining bees to not collect water from pools and makes perfect sense when you consider energy savings through increased efficiency. The water gatherer collects the cool water and returns to the hive to spit the water droplets on the inside surfaces of the hive. The fanning bees at the entrance then arch their back, grip the surface and fan their wings at the perfect angle to produce maximum airflow through the hive. You can see this going on in the video on a very busy landing board. The resulting impact of this is an evaporative cooling system that is not unlike those installed in many human houses. Of course, as many who have these systems know well, the method of cooling has limited positive impact in high humidity environments. This is why method one covered earlier in the week, bearding, tends to be more prominent in tropical climates. Fanning is also seen when ripening honey as the airflow helps to evaporate moisture from the nectar and reduce the water content to the optimal level for long term storage. So when you reach for the AC remote this summer, spare a thought for the hard working bees out their doing the job manually 😜 #beekeeping#bees#apiary#pollinators#beekeeper#beekeepers#apis#pollinator#insects#urbanbeekeeping#sustainability#australia#busybees#backyardbeekeeping#honey#nectar#summer#hot#beesofinstagram
There is going to be a lot of buzzing on campus this Spring-Summer, as we are currently working on increasing pollinator foraging resources throughout campus! The University of Guelph Grounds Department has done an incredible job enhancing the gardens on campus for pollinators and has already prepared ahead to increase pollinator friendly species on campus for next spring and summer! Pictured here is Rodger Tschanz, greenhouse technician and sessional lecturer in Plant Agriculture, who is working hard on the seed saving of native pollinator species! These will be soon transplanted in the early new year! The incredible members of the Nigel Raine lab in the School of Environmental Sciences are also hard at work collaborating on the Pollinator Action Plan for the University of Guelph. It is amazing to see state of the art pollinator conservation research and practices being implemented here at the University of Guelph! #beecampus 📷: @ssaammccaasseeyy
More than normal rainfall and unseasonably warm temperatures keeping the ground warm is causing our ephemerals to sprout and bloom! We're truly experiencing a second Spring in our area. The Brittlebush shown here is not an annual but we typically don't see it in abundance after September. However, it is out in full force now and we're still seeing lots of pollinators like bees and butterflies. It will be interesting to see how it all plays out. In the meantime, I'm planning to enjoy it 😊❤ #desertgardening#honeybee#bee#brittlebush#encelia#blooms#secondspring2018#pollinator#pollinators
Not sure how many people have personally observed a monarch butterfly emerging from a chrysalis so here it is! These beautiful creatures are important pollinators of many different types of wildflowers and are so important to the health of our planet. Unfortunately they are threatened by loss of milkweed plants due to urbanization, industrialization, large scale farming and drought conditions. Their winter habitat in Mexico and California is shrinking and climate change is killing hundreds of millions of butterflies. What we can do for them is grow milkweed and flowers in the sunflower family like asters, black-eyed Susans, calendula, coreopsis, purple coneflowers and zinnias. . . . . . . . . #lotuscenter#gardening#homegarden#monarchbutterfly#butterfly#butterflyhabitat#chrysalis#pollinator#wildflower#milkweed#urbanhomestead#insects#insectsofinstagram
Do you have or want a pollinator friendly yard? Check out our Habitat at Home recognition program on our website! . Queen butterflies on our Blue Mist flowers in front of our Nature Shop. Still very active in December!
If you’d like to have some of our delicious honey by the holidays, please send us a message by Wednesday of next week. We’re going on vacation next Thursday so you won’t be able to purchase honey until the New Year! 😱 One of my favorite ways to enjoy honey is on a cheese platter with some wine. So make sure you have one of these jars on Noche Buena! 😉 #palmpikeapiary#miamirawhoney