Been a long time since a bonus pollinator. Hung around some Autumn crocuses yesterday looking for a bee and this little one showed up. Super!
Bonus and Digression – Last of the ‘BeeBabies’
The fourth of four finally opened today – here it is. So…we had a pod of bee-bred iris seeds, planted them, and they flowered this year. They’re all from the same pod – siblings – yet are very different. The other three can be found here and here and here. Neat stuff. My favorite is the purple, but this one is plenty neat itself.
Bonus 001 – Some Type of Wasp on a Black-eyed Susan
Definitely a neat wasp. Definitely a neat eye. Definitely a pollinator. Definitely a neat photo.
Bonus AND Digression II – Three Products of Pollination
Three more products of pollination – “bee babies”. I posted the first on April 30 of this year.
The first two are shorties – 8-12 inches. The third is taller. And looks qute prolific. It’s my favorite.
Bonus AND Digression – Product of Pollination
So it’s clear that there’s no bee in this pic. BUT…this is the first bloom of a bee-created iris – so it’s their handiwork. I think it’s every bit as nice as its parents, and it has a great scent. It’s an early shorty (the tall beardeds just started opening up a day or so ago here) I’m thrilled with how it turned out. It’s a keeper.
Outcome and evidence of pollinators pollinating! And for that reason, I think it deserves a spot on the site. I think there are three others loaded up and ready to open – one of which should go today. I’ll post a pic of it when it does. Think it’s a sibling to this one.