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Nest boxes for mason bees

This very small bee was exploring the various nest holes in this bee box. This tiny bee is in the Tribe Osmiini, and in the genus Heriades (thanks to Bug Guide for identifying the genus). by Sandy Garland Mason bees are named for their use of mud or clay in their nests. They [...]

2018-01-23T17:49:57+00:00 May 16th, 2015|Fletcher Wildlife Garden|

Christine’s walks: mid-August 2013

by Christine Hanrahan Mid-afternoon at the Fletcher Wildlife Garden, August 14th. A sunny and pleasant afternoon to be looking for things to photograph for the PBase Blog. My first sighting was of the Sphex ichneumoneus, the Great Golden Digger as it is sometimes called, nectaring on swamp milkweed. Its counterpart, the Great Black Digger, S. [...]

2018-02-19T03:41:36+00:00 August 16th, 2013|Fletcher Wildlife Garden|

Christine’s walks: 4 June 2013

by Christine Hanrahan Tuesday afternoon at the garden, June 4th, and a lovely day to be wandering through the FWG. Mating pair of silvery blue butterflies Silvery blue butterflies were fluttering around in many locations, including this mating pair near the new woods. Common ringlets were indeed common that day but hard to [...]

2018-01-02T18:50:59+00:00 June 8th, 2013|Fletcher Wildlife Garden|

Christine’s walks: FWG on 1 May 2013

by Christine Hanrahan Eastern Phoebe It was our first real scorcher of a day at 25 degrees C (anything above 15 C is a heat wave to me). I was expecting to see butterflies, even perhaps a few spring azures, as I've seen them elsewhere recently, but no butterflies showed themselves to me. [...]

2018-01-26T18:14:56+00:00 May 2nd, 2013|Fletcher Wildlife Garden|

Bee boxes, houses, condos and hotels…

by Christine Hanrahan Our Insect Hotel, photographed by Aroop Ghosh This is a simple overview of various types of accommodations for bees. I won’t be providing instructions for building bee boxes, but I do provide a reference below for the best all-round source for creating different types of bee houses. Much media attention [...]

2018-01-26T18:07:49+00:00 April 12th, 2013|Fletcher Wildlife Garden|