|Prunus subhirtella and Bombus sp. |
This was at 7:00 pm, just before "bedtime" for the bee.
If you follow the weather, you will notice that we now get pollen alerts with the forecast. The maple (Acer) trees are past their peak bloom, but look up at the top of aspen (Populus) or sweet birch (Betula lenta) trees right now and you will see the source of the cream and yellow "dust" on your cars. As you are looking up, it is a good place to find migrating birds early in the morning too. And if you have Tulip Poplars (Liriodendron tulipfera) around, look up and see the greenish-yellow flowers forming. Despite the name, these are not poplars, but in the Magnolia family. Yes, common names are problematic.
Ooh – and I just heard the first of season “squeezy, squeezy, squeezy” of a Black and white Warbler!
|Some bloodroot (Sanguinaria Canadensis) flowers hiding amongst the Pachysandra|
|Assorted Narcissus sp.|