On September 30, 2016 the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recognized 10 more animal species as Endangered Species, giving them protections under the Endangered Species Act of 1973. These 10 species include 7 species of bee.
We love Mexican hat coneflower (Ratibida columnifera) for its colorful, sombrero-like flowers, drought tolerance and long bloom time.
Turk’s cap (Malvaviscus arboreus var. drummondii) is a shrubby plant with red summer flowers that attract butterflies and hummingbirds.
Joe-pye weed (Eupatorium purpureum) is a summer-flowering plant that attracts butterflies and birds.
I was pushing my daughter in her stroller the other day and we spotted a very busy bumblebee, a beautiful butterfly and—most exciting—a hummingbird. All of these winged creatures do important work for the plants that they visit, pollinating them …
It seems I have a hornet nest within my garage walls. That wouldn’t be so bad, except the entrance is right next to the hose spigot. That’s right, it’s an accident waiting to happen.