Our Buddies in the Garden

When you venture into your pollinator garden, look for the beauty, color, diversity and the intensity that surrounds you. You will be astounded.

  • A honey bee nectaring on lavender in a soft-pastel scenario.
  • A katydid nymph crawling (backlit) on a blanketflower, Gaillardia.
  • A Gulf Fritillary butterfly, Agraulis vanillae, nectaring on Lantana
  • A praying mantis, Stagmomantis limbata, perched on a Cosmo 
  • A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, exiting a lavender patch. 

You're the gardener, and you'll be using your garden tools...pruning shears, spade, trowel, garden fork, hoe, hand rake...

But another good garden tool--and an indispensable one--is the camera. You just never know when a buddy shows up in the garden...