Passionflower Pollinator

We have many types of native bees in our yard and I have always wanted to learn how to identify them. When I saw this bee on my butterfly bush, I took several pictures and went inside to look it up. The Xerces Society has a nice bumble bee guide that I downloaded, but none…

So Much Water

Florence blew through our yard without causing too much trouble. She tossed some limbs around and created this handy beagle ramp over our back fence. A short power outage and many inches of rain later- she has finally left us. Buddy is very content with his current situation and does not seem to be plotting…

Bees in the Pool

This year we added honey bees to our yard. They promptly took over one of our bird baths- spiraling down for a drink and a waggling conversation with the bee next to them. Since it was difficult to have a proper bee conversation on a narrow rim of slippery glass, they left the glass bird…