Pollinator Week: Hummingbirds

My last post for this week (I have no photos of pollinating bats, unfortunately), is of hummingbirds. Hummers are another favorite subject of mine. They are so earnest as they go zipping about their business. I have come to the conclusion that although musk thistles are considered a noxious, invasive weed in the west becauseContinue reading “Pollinator Week: Hummingbirds”

Pollinator Week — Bees

One of the pollinators we are most familiar with are bees. I love to take pictures of these gals — no idea why. But they have given me some of my very best photos. Bees are special among insects because they are covered in hairs. The hairs pick up pollen for them. Bees go fromContinue reading “Pollinator Week — Bees”

Pollinator Week — Butterflies

It’s Pollinator Week! Pollinators are animals that pollinate plants. As my friend TZ at Notes in Nature (https://notes-in-nature.org/2022/06/20/pollinators/) explains, the group includes bats, birds, and bugs of all sort. This includes butterflies. Butterflies are incredible pollinators, visiting flowers of every type, in all sorts of environments. Western Swallowtails are some of the most common butterflyContinue reading “Pollinator Week — Butterflies”