Birds, bees, butterflies, pollination in the USA


This video from the USA says about itself:

3 September 2016

We could not survive on earth without pollination. Relax and contemplate an hour of a pollination frenzy of bees and butterflies in a stand of freshly blooming Devil’s Walking Stick trees near the edge of a forest high in the Great Smoky Mountains. Despite the evil name, this rare native plant is an important source of nutrients for bees and butterflies in August and the birds go crazy for the ripe tasty purple berry fruit in September.

THE BEE THAT COULD “A team of researchers scours the wilds of northern Alaska for Bombus polaris, a big bee that has adapted to the cold and that can teach them more about the effects of climate change.” [NYT]

This video from the USA says about itself:

Devil’s Walking Stick trees (Aralia spinosa) provide a bounty of purple berries in early fall that is a feast for birds such as American Robins, Dark Eyed Juncos, Warblers and Eastern Towhees. You’ll hear many other birds calling in the background. This is a great native plant (Eastern U.S.) to develop in the yard for bird lovers especially at a transition from grass to forest.

22 thoughts on “Birds, bees, butterflies, pollination in the USA

  1. Pingback: Northern mockingbirds in Florida, USA | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  2. Pingback: Palm warblers in Florida, USA | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  3. Pingback: British animals, plants threatened | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  4. Pingback: Polka dot wasp moth in the USA | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  5. Pingback: White-breasted nuthatch, other birds in the USA | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  6. Pingback: Forest songbirds, mammals in the USA | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  7. Pingback: Dark-eyed junco video | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  8. Pingback: American robin video | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  9. Pingback: African honey bees help elephants and farmers | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  10. Pingback: Trump administration threatens American sage grouse | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  11. Pingback: Fossil otter discovery in Mexico | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  12. Pingback: Birds in the USA, video | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  13. Pingback: Trump’s Islamophobia in the USA | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  14. Pingback: Bees pollinating flowers, new research | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  15. Pingback: American hoverfly imitates wasp | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  16. Pingback: Wildfires in California, USA | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  17. Pingback: Bonobo apes help strangers | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  18. Pingback: How Alaskan fur seal pups migrate | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  19. Pingback: More wild bees good for humans | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  20. Pingback: American robin sings, video | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  21. Pingback: Pollinating butterflies need forests | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  22. Pingback: Insects and plants, new research | Dear Kitty. Some blog

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.