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Jupiter's Beard Makes the Cut

A honey bee foraging on Jupiter's Beard. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Clean-shaven it's not. Yet it's a cut above. For bees, syrphids and butterflies, the long-blooming Jupiter's Beard make the cut. Centranthus ruber, also known as Jupiter's Beard, Red Valerian, Kiss-Me-Quick, and Keys to Heaven, is a popular...

A honey bee foraging on Jupiter's Beard. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee foraging on Jupiter's Beard. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee foraging on Jupiter's Beard. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee sipping nectar from Jupiter's Beard. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee sipping nectar from Jupiter's Beard. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee sipping nectar from Jupiter's Beard. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A syrphid, also known as a hover fly or flower fly, hovering over Jupiter's Beard. Flies are pollinators, too! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A syrphid, also known as a hover fly or flower fly, hovering over Jupiter's Beard. Flies are pollinators, too! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A syrphid, also known as a hover fly or flower fly, hovering over Jupiter's Beard. Flies are pollinators, too! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A syrphid, aka hover fly or flower fly, sipping nectar from Jupiter's Beard. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A syrphid, aka hover fly or flower fly, sipping nectar from Jupiter's Beard. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A syrphid, aka hover fly or flower fly, sipping nectar from Jupiter's Beard. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, April 8, 2016 at 5:45 PM

A Bee Is a Bee Is a Bee,,,

A drone fly, Eristalis tenax, heading toward a Cosmos. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If poet Gertrude Stein were alive today, she might say "A bee is a bee is a bee" instead of "a rose is a rose is a rose." Or, she might say "A fly is a fly is a fly." Oh, my. That's because major corporations, news media and...

A drone fly, Eristalis tenax, heading toward a Cosmos. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A drone fly, Eristalis tenax, heading toward a Cosmos. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A drone fly, Eristalis tenax, heading toward a Cosmos. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee, Apis mellifera, heading toward a rock purslane. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee, Apis mellifera, heading toward a rock purslane. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee, Apis mellifera, heading toward a rock purslane. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, March 14, 2016 at 5:35 PM
 
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