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Pasture Track- unplanned clover planting update

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Bees, Garden

All the pollinators I’ve been able to capture in the buckwheat so far

The butterflies are tough thus not represented in the right proportion. They seem to be skittish and I have a hard time getting close enough to snap a picture with any detail.

My etymological identification skills beyond bees are poor. If you know what any of these are, please let me know!

Wasps:

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Butterflies

 

 

While I was watering

 

Bees:

Carpenter Bee Butt

My honeybee

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Bonus Mantis!

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Bees

Leonurus cardiac aka motherwort: Bee Sustenance

Last week I noticed this plant with a tall stock growing in the shady areas of the farm. The very numerous and tiny flowers that were developing made me think of the potential nectar sources for bees. Thus I posted on a plant ID forum and almost immediately had the genus and species: Leonurus cardiac, commonly known as motherwort. Currently, these stands of motherwort are crawling with bees, wasps, butterflies and some strange bugs I’ve never seen that look like a cross between wasps and mosquitos.

Native Carpenter Bee:

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One of my ladies excelling at her job duties (Honeybee):

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And these bugs are can be found everywhere that has drawn in the pollinators. Anyone know what it is?

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