Unusually warm January on the West Coast of the United States has triggered an early budding time for numerous flowering trees and shrubs. Bees are getting busy already.
Vibrant Marigolds in bloom are Honey Bee magnets of the garden. Marin County’s Environmental School has a wonderful vegetable, herb, and flower garden that is cultivated by applying organic farming and gardening principals.
Echinacea is replete with energy rich pollen. The industrious honey bee works feverishly to capture pollen on its legs and abdomen to accomplish its daily mission.
Flaming poppy attracts a honey bee for a visit to collect pollen and complete the cycle of life.
Take a brief amount of time and look more deeply into a flower and if possible, observe the insects that have a shared interest in the symbiotic relationship between themselves and the plant world. Sometimes you will even notice the finer details of the flower. The dance of light is amazing!