I was out in the yard trying to get some pictures of the butterfly garden. As I noticed a Monarch and moved in closer for a picture I noticed the whole garden was a buzz with pollinators. I just stood there smiling happy to enjoy the fruits of my labor and plant selection. While I did select the plants to attract butterflies they attract a huge variety of pollinators as well. I found it quite the coincidence that I happened upon this article posted by Dave this evening. https://blog.nature.org/scienc...
I always thought to myself while reading all the save the bees articles that were talking about honey bees, why no one seemed to care that honey bees aren't native, so this article was refreshing to see someone pointing out that fact. I wish our EPA actually did the job they were supposed to and protected our environment instead of the rich companies that are destroying it while lining their pockets. I find it odd that they rely on information from the pesticide companies as to whether the products are safe for pollinators. Seems to me that this would just lead to skewing of the studies in favor of the companies profits!
These shots were all from this mornings moments in the butterfly garden.
Clearwing Hummingbird Moth
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