Tag Archives: pollination


Zephyrs in the Park

I spent part of my summer in Goldbar Park in Edmonton, standing at the face of a tall earthen bank, photographing and video recording the life of the many insects that made their appearance there. […]

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Big Bumble

I am in the process of  tweeking a macro photography presentation for tomorrows workshop at the Ellis Bird Farm, when I came across this pic. Photographed in the front garden, this Bombus nevadensis queen is visiting the flowers […]

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Supporting Pollinators

Why worry about pollinators? Pollinators fertilize flowers that produce fruit and seeds that many animals need to survive, including ourselves! Recently, with bees in the news due to colony collapse disorder, many are concerned about honeybee decline, and […]

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Pollinator Week Begins!

Pollinator Week takes place June 16 – 22, 2014. This is a U.S event, now followed worldwide, first initiated by the Pollinator Partnership, the “largest organization in the world dedicated exclusively to the protection and promotion of […]

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Beetle Bee-mimic

It is nearing the end of National Pollinator Week, so I thought I would show one of the less typical pollinators – one that seems to try its best to look like a typical pollinator… […]

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Wings of Life

From director and cinematographer Louie Schwartzberg, a new movie — Wings of Life examines pollinators: [embedplusvideo height=”400″ width=”600″ standard=”http://www.youtube.com/v/MQiszdkOwuU?fs=1&hd=1″ vars=”ytid=MQiszdkOwuU&width=600&height=400&start=&stop=&hd=1&react=1&chapters=¬es=” id=”ep3170″ /] I know, lots of things with backbones, but some of  the hummingbird acrobatics in […]

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Sunset on a Bumblebee

Although it has barely felt like summer at all, the first signs of Autumn are already beginning. The bumblebees are dying. Worn-out and weak after a season of hard work, the bees are now being […]

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Time to Build Your Bee Hotel(s)

It won’t be long for the bees to be on the wing again, and it may just make their lives a bit easier, and our garden’s more enjoyable, if we have a few bee hotels […]

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