On Sunday, July 29th, I had the opportunity to visit a great variety of gardens in Buffalo, during the annual garden walk. The garden walk is always held during the last weekend in July, and this year’s version was the 24th annual garden walk in the City of Buffalo.
I will share photographs of this lovely event over the next few days. Today, I will focus on bees and butterflies.
|very large and very busy bumblebee.|
Both types of insects are pollinators. Pollinators move pollen from the male structure of a flower (anther) to the female stucture of the same species of plant (stigma). Pollinators are needed because three-quarters of our food supply comes from pollinated plants.
Other pollinators include mosquitoes, flies, beetles, and various insect species.
|brown swallowtail butterfly.|
Some types of birds and bats are also pollinators.
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