Thursday, July 31, 2014

Nectar Cafe

This fascinating Bumblebee is seen collecting nectar and pollen from a Black Knapweed.

This wild flowering perennial provides for all kinds of insects including butterflies, bees and wasps.  Bees are extremely important pollinators for agriculture which include many varieties of fruits and vegetation.

Black Knapweed can be cut down in autumn after flowering or left through the winter so that its seeds provide a food source for the birds.

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