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A few shots from years past. It seems, however, that the population of bees and butterflies has plummeted over the course of the last few years. We plant to attract them, but have far fewer visitors. Have you noticed this as well?


 



26 comments:

  1. Yes, I have been very concerned at how few butterflies and bees the past two years as compared to previous winters. We blame both a bad hurricane and intensive spraying because of Zika fears.

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  2. Lovely! I make Artwork: Art for Bees...
    ...thank you for hosting!

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  3. I am all for supporting the bees and butterflies! I grow milkweed in my backyard every summer.

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  4. The insect in the first shot is particular and new to me.

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  5. Bees a buzzing, great pictures!! I love the bees, without them our eco system would collapse.
    Thank you for hosting!

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  6. Yes,less bees and butterflies.

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  7. Great action shot of the bees wings. It's terrbile what we're doing to them.

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  8. Hi! It looks very warm. Spring has come in your country. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. That bee is so black which contrast boldly against the flower. I've noticed the finches that used to live en mass in the tree out front left maybe ten years ago. I don't notice many butterfiles but that's probably me. There always seem to be bees but I'll pay attention if this winter ever ends.

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  10. At one time I noticed lots of bees when I had the Yellow Buttercup Flowers plants in my garden. Now I no longer have the plants, and the number of bees has dropped.

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  11. Wonderful series of macro shots !

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  12. Nice shots! It's sad that you're seeing less and less. I suppose it has something to do with global warming and pesticides. Thanks for hosting!

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  13. Beautiful reminders of things to come...I hope! Unfortunately, many plants/shrubs at nurseries are treated with neonicotinoids (sp?) and other pesticides which are harmful to pollinators...:( JP

    https://monarchjointventure.org/resources/faq/what-to-do-if-you-have-neonicotinoid-treated-plants-and-how-to-avoid-them

    P.S.

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  14. Fabulous bee shots, Sue. Yes, there are less and less bees, it seems. This is such a huge problem for the world ... bees are so important for pollination and survival of pretty much everything.

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  15. Those are wonderful shots! Bees are amazing creatures and they look lovely on photos

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  16. Lovely macros.
    Thank you for hosting.

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  17. Excellent photos of buzzing bees!

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  18. I found an article about honeybees population but the article only discusses kept bees which are stable, not wild bees. With kept bees,the Colony Collapse Disorder is no longer a problem. I thought that was interesting becuase I thought it was still happening.
    https://geneticliteracyproject.org/2018/04/17/honeybee-population-isnt-crashing-and-seed-pesticides-are-not-driving-health-problems-and-heres-why/

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    1. Thank you for this article - very interesting!

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  19. Lovely nature photos! I have read about the plight of honeybees and how disastrous it is for the balance of nature. We still get plenty of them in our backyard, though. They love the Rose of Sharon (a type of Hibiscus) bushes. Happy Wednesday and thank you for the link-up. ☺

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  20. Such beautiful photos. Very nice. Thanks for hosting and I hope that you have a wonderful week.

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  21. Great captures of the bee. Cute little critters than can be scary but so useful. Love their product. :)

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    pula mesti serta-merta berkunjung ke blog ini secara berkala buat lakukan up date dari laporan terbaru.

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