Random and miscellaneous pollinator photos

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Post: # 50490Unread post Growing Coastal
Wed Jul 14, 2021 9:02 pm

Nice black butterfly! You have so many more types than we do.
That pink salvia grew easily from seed for me this year. I chose it as an extra to reach a dollar amount on a seed order. Should be easy to save seeds from it.
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Sat Jul 17, 2021 12:36 pm

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For several years this was an herb garden. But last year we had the canopy raised on the live oak trees and this plot now gets blazing afternoon sun. A lot of herbs simply cannot take the summer sun and heat. Plus the soil was poor and compacted and needed to be turned over. So I ripped out all of the half dead plants and decided to plant a pollinator garden.

I bought the plants yesterday and amended the soil. This morning I put the new plants in and mulched. There are coneflowers, yarrow, gomphrena, and pentas. Things will look a lot nicer when the plants start growing together a bit. Anyway, the bees are already on the yarrow.
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Sat Jul 17, 2021 7:26 pm

Those coneflowers are luscious! :)
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Thu Jul 22, 2021 9:29 am

Yellow Jacket wasp on ginger.
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A bee with his booty hanging out of a ruellia blossom.
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Thu Jul 22, 2021 11:25 am

The wasps are good bug hunters though it may be seeking nectar on that ginger. They scan my broccoli for cabbage butterfly caterpillars and I'm glad they do!
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Bells of Fire Esperanza.
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Post: # 52396Unread post Rockoe10
Tue Aug 17, 2021 1:59 pm

A couple days ago, the Sacred Datura flowers each had between 2 and 5 honey bees in them each. And there was around two dozen flowers. The sound of the buzzing was deafening!

Each time I would get close for a picture, the bees would start flying away. This was the best picture I could get. I wish I could have gotten a clear picture with all them packed in the flower. It was hilariously fascinating.
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