I'm in the garden enjoying the beauty of the flowers and I hear a buzzing sound getting closer. I look around to find out who's making that noise and notice the smallest hummingbird I have ever seen...or is it? A closer or longer look is needed. This little hummer doesn't actually have any feathers, so it's not a bird after all. I take a few pictures and continue to watch this pretty little pollinator visit flower after flower. When I get home, I take out my field guides and
A great way to celebrate pollinators this month is to plant host plants and nectar plants for pollinators in your yard or school gardens. But planting flowers isn't the only way to encourage pollinators. Here are some tips:
Go Native. Pollinators are “best” adapted to local, native plants, which often need less water than ornamentals. Check out the list of native NH plants in the image above.
Bee Bountiful. Plant big patches of each plant species (better foraging efficie