Day 22: Al fresco dining with home-grown spinach and home - made wild garlic (non dairy) ‘butter’ on my sweet potato, with freshly blended houmous (with turmeric- interesting!), Milo made refríed beans and a sprinkling of flax, noosh and chia for extra b12 and essential amino acids. Lots of nutrition to get me through feeling less than 100%. Watching the bees while eating lunch. Pollinators and plant based- what could be better? .
#30dayswild #pollinators #plantbased #yummyinmytummy #homemade #foraging #eatoutdoors
I will show my creations this weekend in Oslo at the Karl Johan gate. Here a new creation as a homage to the bees who are the one of the most important factor in our food chain, as pollinators for our veggies, fruits and even for the food which feed wild animals and livestock.
made with coffee+ink
#homage #bees #coffeeart
Dear honeybees, I read in the news recently that you can understand basic enough maths to know what zero means. You’re pretty darn clever, and you work so hard making us honey and pollinating all of our plants. We aren’t looking after you because we use nasty pesticides and destroy your habitat and confuse you with our phone signals. Hopefully we will all realise we need to protect you before it’s too late. 🐝
One effective way to increase local pollinator numbers is to cultivate a landscape that includes a diverse range of local plants that will provide pollen and nectar throughout the year. We’ve committed to working with farmers in our
supply chain across the country to install native pollinator habitat on those farms. This habitat will be unique to each farm and its needs. This commitment has expanded beyond our supply chain to support farmers across the
country who want to conserve pollinators by a partnership between Xerces and NRCS.
#pollinatorweek #pollinators #xercessociety #cascadianfarm #organicfarm #pollinatorhabitat
Feeling the buzz today, with this infographic shared by our friends Toronto Forestry #pollinators #bees #butterflies #FridayFeeling
A Syrphid fly (Sphaerophoria sulphuripes) foraging on Showy Fleabane. Flies are important pollinators too, some better than others and especially for certain plants where they may play a main role in pollination.
It's National Pollinator Week! We grow lots of flowers around our farm and are surrounded by wildflowers in the adjoining fields...plenty of food and habitat to keep those pollinators happy 🌸 And of course, no spraying whatsoever. #pollinators #nopesticides #organicfarming #savethebees
Did you know that it is National Pollinator Week? Insects, hummingbirds and bats are responsible for pollinating around 75% of our crops. So take a moment to appreciate these wonderful little creatures. The world would be a much more difficult place without them. Learn more at http://pollinator.org/pollinator-week and https://www.fws.gov/pollinators/. (Pictured: Juniper Hairstreak Butterfly) #ndgameandfish #wildlife #northdakota #outdoors #ndoutdoors #nationalpollinatorsweek #pollinators #insects
Too cute to handle!! So many tiny bees in our plant area just now and they seem to be loving these dahlias! #baby #bees #tiny #cute #babybee
The sun is back, yay! 😎 Here are some lovely pictures from Cae’n-y-Coed car park in Gwydir Forest Park. It's full of flowers, buzzing and fluttering with bees, butterflies & insects 🐝🐛🦋🐌🐞🐜🦗🕷️
Our North West Recreation Team have been looking at how they manage the grassy areas around our car parks in #Gwydir #Forest
After seeking specialist advice, they decided to start managing some of these areas as #wildflower
meadows. The meadow flowers provide an excellent #habitat
for pollinators, which are not only lovely to see but are also essential to our existence, by pollinating our fruit trees and crops 🌻
#NorthWales #Meadow #Flowers #Insects #Bees #Pollinators #PollinatorLove #PollinatorParadise #PollinatorsRule
De-webbing & Buzz-bagging 🐝
Every morning and evening I de-web the bee hotels.
Love my spiders but I’m still hoping this passive-aggressive action will mean they move to a different location away from the bees. I also de-web flight paths amongst flowers that I know and the spiders know, the bees use. I’ve also added the buzz-bags into some of the bee hotels early this and a curious male leaf cutter bee was casually watching what I was up to. He wasn’t at all concerned with me close proximity to him so maybe he’s used to me from these hotel checks which would be nice. The buzz-bags are a great little land mark for a bee using the hotels too.
I’m rubbish at remembering street names but landmarks work for me. It’s the same with bees. Seeing a visual familiarity can help them back to a hotel as they can get lost like the best of us. I’ve checked no bees were in the bamboo canes or locations with a torch first before adding the buzz-bags as I don’t want to trap any in so they’re stuck.
I’m going to be interested if this works 🤗
#bees #bee #solitarybee #solitarybeekeeping #solitarybeekeeper #solitarybeeweek #buzzbags #leafcutter #leafcutterbee #beehotel #30dayswild #pollinators #pollinatorgarden #savethebees #springwatch #hellolittleone #buzz #funwithpheromones #entomology #apiary #apiarist
The Zebra Longwing is the state butterfly of Florida. It’s a unique species due to the fact that it lives 6 months longer than most other butterflies. The reason for this stems from the fact that Zebra Longwings use special enzymes on their proboscis (elongated mouthpart) that break down pollen into helpful amino acids. 📷: Terry Baldwin
with plants that attract butterflies. Nootka rose is a host plant for numerous butterflies. See our latest blog post:
Dan Hershman photo