Don’t Fear the Bee

The honey bee:  oft maligned by the lips of those who equate any species of wasp, hornet, or bee to one another, due to their casual resemblance.  The erroneous association of the honey bee with its more carnivorous cousins in the Class Insecta has resulted in animosity toward this delicate…

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Helpful Hummingbirds

In celebration of Pollinator Week, we are highlighting a different pollinator each day.  Today we are celebrating hummingbirds.  Birds are not commonly thought of as pollinators, but hummingbirds are because they visit many flowers, spreading pollen from bloom to bloom. Fantastic Flyers Hummingbirds are the smallest bird in the world,…

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Butterflies and Moths – Beautiful Pollinators

Butterflies and Moths Bees may cause the biggest ‘buzz’ as pollinators, but few know the role that butterflies and moths play in pollinating flowering plants.  First, the basics:  there are over 24,000 species of butterflies and 140,000 species of moths found worldwide.  Both are in the insect order Lepidoptera, but…

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