Category Archives: Pollinators

Hummingbird clearwing moth

As I was standing over the newly blooming sage, admiring its purple color and the size of the plant, I noticed a new pollinator.  I watched for a bit, knowing that I was seeing a hummingbird moth for the first … Continue reading

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Transplanting with curiosity

As I sat down to wrestle with dividing an overgrown hosta plant into smaller sections (for transplanting), I noticed other wonderful weeds growing nearby.  There’s the golden ragwort getting ready to bloom . . . . . . the daisy … Continue reading

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Pollinating morning glories

When I walked around a near-by abandoned field looking for plants to photograph and identify, I saw a patch of ivy-leaved morning glory taking over a raised vegetable bed.  The bees were enjoying the flowers.  Amazingly, I succeeded at getting … Continue reading

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More lily pollination

The above photo sets the scene . . .  A lovely Turk’s cap lily which began blooming today.  Note the small insect on the anther.  Let’s get closer to that stamen. Looks like one of those metallic bees working on … Continue reading

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Pollinating Turk’s cap lilies

This Turk’s cap lily began blooming recently.  Early in the morning, the petals were just beginning to open and the anthers were full. Within a few hours, the sun rose and the pollinators arrived. Here’s a close view of the … Continue reading

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Hovering around plantain

Coming in for a landing. . .  an American hoverfly attracted to a blooming plantain stalk. As I was photographing a close-up shot of the two plantain stalks, I noticed the American hoverfly coming into viewing range.  Here are a … Continue reading

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