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5. Insect

If you look closely, you can see a bumblebee among the Bergamot flowers. (Bergamot flowers are also commonly referred to as “Bee Balm.”)

Insects are a small arthropod animal with generally one or two pairs of wing to fly and has six legs. 25 more words


With Kindest Regards…

The humming and buzzing of pollinators has fled from our garden, leaving the dry rustling notes of August behind. Bee balm was the last flower for the butterflies and bumble bees and hummingbirds, and now it’s letting its hair down, another cycle complete, the chaos of its form still inviting. 22 more words


Mid-August Blooms, Part 1

I had a happy reunion with the garden after Judy and I returned from our trip late Saturday afternoon. The first thing I noticed were bright swaths of yellow that seemed to dominate the area in front of the house. 609 more words

Native Plants And Wildflowers

Seed-eater's Paradise

There is quite a banquet of tasty choices for seed-eaters in the backyard these days, with all the wildflowers trying to set seed.  Goldfinches have been attacking the seed heads of the cup plant, tugging forcefully to loosen the seeds that are packed into a dense head.   131 more words


Bees Knees

It’s Beebalm or Horsemint, or Wild Bergamot. Whatever, the big bumble bees love it and swarm all over it.

View from the end of the month: July

Here’s what’s going on in my patch of land in northern New England as of 31 July (or really, 1 August) 2016:

It’s raining as I write, and we got soaking rain on Friday night, too. 705 more words