Friday, August 6, 2010
Pollinators and other cute bugs
Bees carry the pollen in Pollen Baskets on their hind legs.
The bee to the left has yellow pollen and the one to the right has collected a reddish-orange pollen.
Not a pollinator, but a friend to the garden, the lady bug or lady beetle, eats bad insects and keeps the garden healthy. And they are really cute!
The beautiful dragonfly also eats bad insects and is very welcome in the garden. They only can fly when the sun is shining and only live in this form for this one season. They will die with the frost.
But hopefully they found some water in which to lay their eggs. Dragonflies spend the first three years of their lives in the water.