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Highrise Bee House

About 140 species of native bees make their homes in preexisting holes and woodpecker drillings; they are naturally drawn to the bamboo tubes in this bee house which faces the morning sun. You can see that female bees have laid … Continue reading

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The Wide, Wild World of Bees!

Most of us grew up knowing the names of exotic animals:  lions, tigers, panthers, pumas, zebras, sloths . . .  animals we are unlikely to encounter in our day to day lives. Yet bees, how many different kinds of bees … Continue reading

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Pollinator Garden in August

Our pollinator garden is flourishing and alive with a variety of bees. How lucky we have been to have kept these towering sunflowers from the resident woodchucks!

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Butterflies at Work!

Compared to a bee, a butterfly’s proboscis and legs are longer and farther away from a flower’s pollen; less pollen collects on its body parts than it does on bees, but still they are effective pollinators.  And they certainly add … Continue reading

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Squash Time!

Up at dawn, those early-riser squash bees are doing a great job pollinating our many squash plants!

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Valley News Article : Pollinator Garden

http://www.vnews.com/Canillas-community-garden-installs-pollinator-garden-11416274

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Squash Bees

Squash bees, like most of our native bees, are solitary, ground-nesting bees. This means that they do not live in a hive or colony like the more familiar honey bees and bumble bees. Instead, each female squash bee digs her … Continue reading

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