Closed for June 2 — Pollinators

Note: All links below are to external sites. Howdy, BugFans, We’re getting a jump on National Pollinator Week (June 17 to 23) with a few articles about pollinators, which, if you like to eat or watch birds or photograph flowers …

Parnassia Miner Bee – a Bee and its Flower

Note: Most links leave to external sites. Howdy, BugFans,  A while back, BugFan Matt asked the BugLady if she had ever photographed a small bee on a Grass-of-Parnassus flower. Grass-of-Parnassus (not really a grass) is one of her favorite flowers (despite …

Sculptured Resin Bee

Note: Most links leave to external sites.  Howdy, BugFans, BugFan Freda found and photographed this awesome bee in her pollinator garden in August. It’s a distinctive bee, and it has an interesting story. The Sculptured resin bee is sometimes called the …

Wildflower Watch – Swamp Milkweed

Note: All the links leave to external site. Howdy, BugFans, The BugLady is already fantasizing about warm, sunny days in a wetland, photographing Swamp milkweed (and dragonflies), because she loves its color, and she loves being in wetlands, and because …

Golden Green Sweat Bee

Note: All links leave to external sites. Howdy, BugFans, Wisconsin is home to between 500 and 600 species of wild bees, ranging in size from today’s sweat bee to bumble bees many times larger (there are about 4,000 bee species …

Closed for June III – Bugs! Love ‘em or – love ‘em

Note that all links leave to external sites. Howdy, BugFans, Here’s a pot pourri of articles about insects for your enjoyment. Bug Love: the BugLady is aware that some BugFans read Bug o’the Week selectively, skipping episodes like the one …

Red-belted Bumble Bee

Note that all links leave to external sites. Greetings, BugFans, Isn’t this a pretty bee!!! When you aim your camera at a bumble bee, which the BugLady does frequently, you expect to see black and yellow in varying proportions (the …

Closed for June – A Combination of Ingredients

Howdy, BugFans, They are not here in God’s Country (yet), but here’s the latest on Asian murder hornets. The BugLady assumes that there’s a murder hornet horror movie in production somewhere. And here’s a nice visual. But wait! All is …

Closed for June – Insects and Plants

Greetings, BugFans, There’s a “chicken-or-the-egg” question about pollinators—do pollinators adapt to the flowers they visit, or do flowers adapt to their pollinators? Yes, pollinators do visit flowers that are a good fit for their various feeding apparatuses, but in an …