Another from Summer – in the Bird(bee)bath

This birdbath (eroded stone from the Colorado Plateau) only sits about eighteen inches off the ground. And two cats prowl. Needless to say, it doesn’t get visited often by birds. But it’s always full of bees. And the paper wasps like it, too.

People often talk about planting flowers that attract pollinators – and there’s great value in that. But another thing you can do to encourage pollinators to visit is to provide them water. You don’t have to schlep a fifty pound rock miles across the desert – a simple pie tin or bowl or something will work. Put some rocks or gravel in it, though, so that the bees have something to balance on while they drink. Anyway…

Neat pic today. Wings, tongue, face…everything (along with the little one blurred in the background there). Hoping for new spring pics today. Not snowing finally…and should get up to near sixty this afternoon. I’m sure the girls are ready to let loose and play.

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Author: TheBeeGuy

Just a guy with some cameras.

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