Biodiversity at Work

I just had to add a post about what’s happening out in the “prairie” area.  The white flowers are mountain mint.  They are always covered with a fascinating assortment of pollinator bees, wasps, and other beneficial insects.  I love to stop and watch them work.

Also blooming, despite weeks of drought, are all these drifts of wildflowers.  Many are from native seeds I broadcast throughout the field last fall, finally germinating.  It gives me a sense of accomplishment, even if I’m not here to see the culmination.  For now, I’m just hoping for some rain relief.

Also exciting, I saw my first hummingbird of the season hovering over the cutting garden, which is really exploding with flowers.  As usual, I couldn’t catch it in the act, but I know all the work I did is paying off.

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