Our most recent posts:

Daily Archives: March 24, 2011

A few days ago on March 20th, I drove into Vancouver and Stanley Park to see if spring had arrived in the city. Trees still don’t have their leaves, but some bushes and flowering trees are out.  These flowering trees and bushes are critical for insects to survive the cooler early spring weather.
At first sight, this is a very uninteresting side-walk,
one that is purely functional.  This was the case
until I drove by .  I had to have another look.
On closer inspection, this hedge was a Pieris japonica hedge.
The scent was awesome.  It seems that trimming the hedge
stimulates more flower production.
Pieris japonica, flowers in full bloom.
A Vancouver residential street.  No leaves were visible on these trees.
Blooming heather plants in a rockery.
Blooming cherry blossoms.
Stanley Park, Vancouver BC
Stanley Park, Vancouver BC.  North shore mountains in background.

 

Stanley park, Vancouver BC.  No leaves on these giants yet!
Grass was green and crocuses were out.

 

Receive our Newsletter with How-to tips, Ideas and Specials
This blog includes: management tips on how to keep mason bees, stories and pictures from other mason bee keepers, trends in the industry, research news, interesting links, review of products, events and other interesting items.

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 97 other subscribers

March 2011
M T W T F S S
« Feb   Apr »
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031  
Popular posts
  • Bumble bees in bird house
  • Key to identifying Apples
  • Mason, resin and leafcutter bees
  • Spiders eat bees
  • How-to:   First steps in Fall cleaning ...
  • Cocoons in cotton-like material
  • Franks harvesting story
  • Scavenger beetles and mites
  • Ants- watch out!
  • Inside the nest: cocoons inside 'cotton fluff