Farewell to Pollinator Week

Pollinator Week ended in the United States yesterday, but let’s not forget about these essential critters.

I could have called it “Plight of the Bumblebees“, but here are some that are doing well in our city garden…

Buglife in the U.K. have initiated a call-out for a Pollinator Pledge. What can you do to to help save bees, butterflies, hoverflies and other pollinators? One way is in your garden: remove lawn, stop using pesticides and add more flowering trees, shrubs and perennials (preferably native). You’ll be doing a good thing to help sustain wild bee populations.

 

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2 Comments

  1. Dave 24 June, 2013 at 10:29 AM #

    Very frenetic.
    Your lead half-black bee is Bombus confusus. Not sure about the one with the extensive interalar black. Could be rufocinctus or vagans.

    • Adrian 24 June, 2013 at 10:31 AM #

      Ya, frenetic – like the music!