pollinators

May 25, 2023

Red-haired Native Bee

This lovely lady Andrenid bee, with her flashy reddish hair, stood out amongst a crowd of pollinators in our flowering Beach Plum. [...]
January 14, 2023

Moths Are Pretty Too!

Butterflies are so well loved, while their moth relatives are underappreciated and even disliked. These beautiful moth images will change your mind. [...]
August 21, 2022

Snowberry Clearwing

Snowberry Clearwing Moths mimic a bumblebee that went to charm school. This day-flying moth floats gracefully around a flower [...]
August 17, 2022

Wild Senna Flower

Here's a unique, stingy wildflower that doesn't offer pollinators any nectar [...]
April 13, 2022

Why Landscape with Native Plants? Part 1

Why should you choose native plants for your landscapes? Because you truly can make a difference that will have a positive impact [...]
January 14, 2021

Beetles as Pollinators

While bees and butterflies are the pollinator darlings, beetles also provide essential pollinator services and deserve a little more respect [...]
December 5, 2020

Why Plant Winterberry Holly?

Winterberry Holly is a great native shrub that gets well deserved landscape attention because of its gorgeous heavy red fruit set during (guess?) [...]
August 19, 2020

Watching Swallowtail Butterflies

The whimsical flutter of swallowtails over a field of flowers is magical and soothing. During this pandemic summer, I am enjoying watching [...]
July 28, 2020

The Popular Purple Coneflower (Echinacea)

Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) deserves its status as one of the most popular mainstream native wildflowers for garden [...]
June 9, 2020

Calligrapher flower flies are great beneficial insects

Calligrapher flower flies are top contenders for best beneficial insects you can have in your garden. You probably have Calligraphers and don’t know it [...]
May 28, 2020

Golden Alexanders Support Tiny Wildlife

    The first big wave of showy color in our meadow each spring is the native plant Golden Alexanders (Zizia aurea). The tiny wildlife […]