Saturday, November 5, 2016

Garden Guest: Bee

 The north side of our front yard is a certified  National Wildlife Federation Backyard Habitat.  Really!  We have a certificate!  You can do the same by providing food, water, cover and places for wildlife to raise their young.  It is so much fun to see all of the critters that stop by for a visit.  I have a series of posts to show you our Garden Guests.
 
If you would like to see more, please buzz over to my Garden Page     
 

Each week I co-host a linky party on Tuesdays, called Tuesdays with a Twist.  Most parties begin with one of my photographs, usually from our garden.
 


On this particular day, I was out snapping pix of these native asters that bloom into late Fall. Then I noticed something move.

 
A Bee!  This guy was too busy working to even notice he was on camera.



 
 They are such amazing creatures.  Pollinators are tiny yet so very important to our environment.  You can attract them to your garden by planting natives.  It's imperative to choose plant material throughout your garden to extend bloom times absolutely as long as possible thru the growing seasons.
 
What's happening in your back yard? 

;-)  -Marci

10 comments:

  1. Good pictures of a bee having his dinner.
    Merle.........

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  2. Good for you, helping our wonderful bees to survive and offering food and shelter to the other creatures that come to your yard! My yard isn't certified nor is it planted with native plants particularly--it's just kind of weedy and "natural". I am working on learning how to make it more "certifiable", if you will!

    Thanks for the post and the pics.

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  3. Great shots! Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty link Party this week!

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  4. Hello, it is great your yard is a great habitat for the wildlife. We need the pollinators to survive. Beautiful flowers and lovely photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

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  5. Magnificent macro photography and so wonderful you help critters with your critter friendly back yard ~ thanks,

    Wishing you a gentle weekend ~ ^_^

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  6. Oh, those are native asters! I have seen some bees around on them. (I knew they were bees, but not the flowers.)

    Nice shots and good on you for the habitat!
    ~

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  7. Gorgeous colours - we had our first frost here this weekend. Brrrr I much prefer to look at the bees. Thanks for sharing with #PoCoLo

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  8. Gorgeous pictures, I love photographing bees on flowers x
    #PoCoLo

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