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Fun-Loving, Sun-Loving Cosmos

Honey bee visiting a cosmos. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Oh, the fun-loving, sun-loving cosmos. A native of Mexico and a member of the sunflower family, Asteraceae, this plant brightens many a garden, attracting such pollinators as honey bees, bumble bees, sweat bees, hover flies and butterflies. Its common...

Honey bee visiting a cosmos. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bee visiting a cosmos. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee visiting a cosmos. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee packing pollen, up, up and away. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)o
Honey bee packing pollen, up, up and away. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)o

Honey bee packing pollen, up, up and away. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This honey bee is
This honey bee is "in the pink"--pink cosmos. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This honey bee is "in the pink"--pink cosmos. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 10:31 PM
Tags: Avante Garden (2), Benicia (12), cosmos (8), honey bees (346)

It's All About the Community

A yellow-faced bumble bee on a zinnia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you like community gardens, then you'll want to visit the Avant Garden at the corner of First and D streets in Benicia. The Benicia Community Garden (BCG) signed a lease agreement in the fall of 2010 with Estey Real Estate to establish a downtown...

A yellow-faced bumble bee on a zinnia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A yellow-faced bumble bee on a zinnia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A yellow-faced bumble bee on a zinnia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A hover fly, aka flower fly or syrphid fly, soaking up sunshine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A hover fly, aka flower fly or syrphid fly, soaking up sunshine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A hover fly, aka flower fly or syrphid fly, soaking up sunshine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A spotted cucumber beetle and a green metallic sweat bee sharing a cosmos. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A spotted cucumber beetle and a green metallic sweat bee sharing a cosmos. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A spotted cucumber beetle and a green metallic sweat bee sharing a cosmos. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of a male green metallic sweat bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Close-up of a male green metallic sweat bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of a male green metallic sweat bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 8:33 PM
 
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