By root2shoot on Saturday, Jun. 20, 2015 - 12:02 pm
The foxglove, a favorite Catskills flower, is now blooming. Some people think that it is a wildflower, because they see it growing in uncultivated ground. But those foxgloves are actually naturalized, having escaped from gardens and spread into the wild (... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, May. 20, 2010 - 1:56 pm
The New York Flora Association is calling on all backyard entomologists to keep a sharp eye out for the rusty-patched bumblebee and the yellow banded bumblebee. If you spot one, let them know. According to the Xerxes Society, the two bee species are... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Sunday, Apr. 11, 2010 - 1:58 pm
Warm days, not too much wind, and spring flowers exploding into bloom: a perfect recipe for pollination. This orange-belted bumblebee (Bombus ternarius) was hard at work around noon today on a cherry bush in Delhi. Photo by Lissa Harris.