|Bumblebee enjoying American Basketflower|
Michael Warriner from Texas Parks and Wildlife treated the Master Naturalists to an intriguing presentation about Native Bees. Michael Warriner is the TPW Non-game and Rare Species Program Supervisor. For the Texas Nature Trackers Program, he created the website www.TexasBumblebees.com. Go there for an easy Bumblebee identification guide and lots of information. Native bees need our help with food (seasonal, native nectar flowers) and shelter (a nesting location). At www.TexasBumblebees.com you can learn how to build nesting blocks for our native, non-aggressive, solitary bees. This is a fine family or school project. Report your Bumblebee spottings! You can be a “bumble-watcher”. The bees and flowers pictured here are from my garden.
|Bumblebee on Partridge Pea|
|Bumblebee resting on Salvia, Indigo Spires|
|Bumblebee on American Basketflower|