Thursday, July 01, 2010

Meadow Nectar

This beautiful looking flower meadow was our front lawn grass. It is on a slope and extremly dry. The Flowers are Fox and Cubs, Dandelions, White Clover, and Buttercups. If you have a big enough garden you should leave certain areas wild. This encourages the natural wild flowers to bloom.

I sat in the flowers and photographed these Bee's getting into the Fox n Cubs. They were totally plastered in pollen and carrying it from flower to flower. The flowers give the nectar freely so they can be pollinated by these insects. Ensuring that the plants genes get passed on to the next generation.

Its good to sit and watch Bee's flying in and out of flowers. Their wing noise on a hot balmy day is very soothing, and can send you to sleep. Lazy hazy days.

I do wander where these Bee's go back to. Are there Bee colonys in the ground or in trees? These were not Honey Bee's but smaller wild ones. The Honey Bees get all the press but I think there are lots more species of Bees in Britain.
Our garden has been planted with the Bee's and butterflys in mind.

2 comments:

Table Top Fountains said...

Simply magnificent!!

Meredehuit ♥ said...

What a lovely blog! I enjoyed my visit in your garden.