The Amazing Pollinators - A Gallery of Pollinating Insects
Pollinators world over, help to keep it alive and flourishing. Our lives would look nothing like they do, without pollinators. Nature, and flowers and butterflies in particular have always been fascinating to me. A love for gardening grew over time, as I grew up. Learning all the finer details of the process of pollination, made all pollinators something that interested me.
Over the last several years, I have tried to capture a lot of flowers and bees, butterflies and moths, etc. This hub is a celebration of many that I have captured, a simple photo gallery. I will not be going into pollination so much, as just sharing my pictures here with you all. Questions are welcomed.
You will see flowers ranging from marigolds, zinnias, and cosmos, to roses and other wildflowers. They are completely dependent on their pollinators that you see here and more. These include moths, butterflies, bees and ladybugs, etc.
Looking back at images like these are a relaxing thing for me to do. I hope you enjoy my gallery of pollinators and some of the flowers they frequent.
Photo 1 and 2 have a little honey bee visiting each flower. I love the color of flower in photo 1, and the second flower is just a plain little pink rose with a bee. I believe it is one of the knockout roses that have become so popular among people in the Midwest.
Photos 3 and 9 show moths visiting different zinnia flowers. For me, zinnias are a favorite in my garden whenever I can grow them. I love to grow them from seed mainly. Perfect for the butterfly garden.
In photo 4, we see another bee on a unique flower, that I cannot recall the name of at the moment. It is a very unique flower, with beautiful colored foliage. The shape and bud and everything about this flower really stood out to me.
Photo 5 shows another type of bee in a purple thistle. To many, these are just weeds, but I really have grown to love these flowers! My younger son and I try to get my husband to let us keep at least one thistle growing in the garden. We now have a variety that grows huge, and we get the biggest kick out of it. We call it the rumor weed, like the weed in veggie tales, but for different reasons. Its just large, and fun to grow. A pretty flower, I think.
Photo 6 shows a larger bumble bee on an orange marigold flower.
Photo 7 shows a smaller bee on a purple colored cosmos flower.
Photo 8 - This pollinator is a completely new one to me! I love it, since I love butterflies and moths so much, but to be completely honest, the name escapes me. As I find this out, I will amend the hub to reflect that. Still, this photo is one I like as the black and white against the bright yellow flowers really caught my eye. This one was taken in Wyoming, in Yellowstone this last Summer.
Photo 10 - A little ladybug, enjoying a sunny day on a yellow flower as well. In fairness, he or she may be eating little tiny bugs, but I couldn't tell with the equipment I had on hand.
Photo 11 - A different kind of cosmos flower, with a friendly bee. He kept to himself, as I didn't bother him other than to take this photo.
** It is a joy to see and capture with the camera, these different little creatures found in nature. I will continue to be on the lookout for more in the future.