the pollinators do their amazing work.
I think this will be a good year for berries for this tree.
Come late winter the Robins and the Northern Cardinals
will have a feast.
I learned from my Field Guide these are the markings of the male Tiger Swallowtail in his Spring form.
The Honey Bees are gathering pollen from the blooming Muscari.
We also call these darling little flowers, "Grape Hyacinth". My flower beds are bordered in these bulbs. For three weeks, during a cool April, they bloom and my gardens are transformed. We are having a cool April and the Muscari have been in full bloom for two weeks. These tiny bulbs are my favorite Spring flower in my gardens.
After the blooms fade I will clean and plant the flowers beds with my annual seeds. Every year I cut off the Muscari spent blooms and encourage all the energy of the leaves of the plants to go into the bulbs. I often divide the bulbs and am currently filling beds for en-mass plantings. Not only are the Muscari gorgeous but they are an excellent food source for the bees.
up close the workings of nature.
Perfect day to work with photographs and field guides.
I fixed a pot of coffee for us to enjoy this afternoon.
We put on some music.
Our Earth day project is to plant them. We have joined in this year
and will count bees.
I did a little
"Wee Bird and Wee Bee"
drawing for Earth Day.
I am reading about the relationship of the Pleiades
and ancient people. The way they knew when to plant and when to harvest based on the rising and setting of this star cluster.
I am connected to the Pleiades, to honey and migrators.
I am connected to the Muscari.