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pollen quest

A visit to the Van Dusen Botanical Gardens recently proved to be a real treat–my first honeybee sighting of 2015! The intrepid bees ventured out between downpours in search of nectar and pollen.  213 more words

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february blooms

Between the downpours of rain, it’s wonderful to discover what February brings to light.

Along the roadside near our house, leafless trees reach out among the evergreens. 143 more words

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what we have

This weekend a fantastic new book arrived in the mail: Dave Goulson’s A Buzz in the Meadow. Just the cover alone made me gasp, it’s so beautiful! 348 more words

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the project

I haven’t been very diligent in posting updates on the progress of my big project on bees, (entitled “not by chance alone”) for the most part because it is difficult to share the endless bouts of self-doubt, but also because the documentation that I have been doing (consistently) has produced iffy photos often taken under poor lighting conditions. 252 more words

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hidden in nature

I am always on the lookout for artists who work with or have worked with bees as their subject matter. Recently I found the catalogue for a beautiful suite of aquatints created by the English artist Graham Sutherland (1903-1980) in 1977. 276 more words

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progress

I haven’t been consistent in posting my progress on the large bee project, “not by chance alone.”  This is a new section that I have been working on recently. 68 more words

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beauties

One of the most fascinating aspects of my work on bees is that I have become much more aware of the kinds of bees and other insects that appear in my garden. 127 more words

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