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Happy Earth Day!

April 22, 2019

 

And here are images from our garden as examples of why Earth Day should be observed every day.

 

Above is a Yellow Faced Bumble Bee Bombus vosnesenskii covered in pollen in a golden California poppy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Golden-Crowned Sparrows were very busy in the birdbath today.

I had to fill the bath twice, because they were very vigorous with their bathing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Black-tailed Bumble Bees Bombus melanopygus visited the Silver Lupine Lupinus albifrons throughout the entire day.

Note the red pollen in its basket. 

I can't figure out where the red pollen is from, maybe from dandelions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This painted lady visited different plants in our front yard, including the Zauschneria septentrionalis ‘Wayne’s Silver’.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Part of our mini meadow includes Thai Silk California poppies, Achillea millefolium 'Salmon Beauty' yarrow, and Gilia tricolor“Bird's Eyes” that keeps reseeding every year.

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