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All These Flying Things…

…and a few more that wouldn’t sit still for the camera. One of my favorite things to do is to observe all of the representatives of Kingdom Animalia – the insects and reptiles and birds and amphibians and small (and … Continue reading

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Bees to the Rescue

In a prior post, I speculated that the plum blossoms would be ruined, resulting in (yet another) bad fruit year.  As I wandered the garden this morning, I was delighted by the familiar buzz of hundreds (sounding like thousands) of … Continue reading

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Busy Bees

Bees are busy working the lavender this morning.  Some days, there are a dozen varieties of insect nectar-seekers on this bush – European honey bees, native California bees, moths and butterflies – but this morning just the one.  I wish … Continue reading

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Blueberry Bee

One part of the garden is devoted to a patch of things Vaccinium, in this case blueberries (evergreen and deciduous), lingonberries, huckleberries, and cranberries.  The ‘blueberry patch’ is basically an inverted aviary – if the fruiting plants aren’t protected, the … Continue reading

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