This week was National Pollinator Week, so I thought I would share some of the pollinators that I have been seeing around the farm. I had hoped to include pictures of beautiful butterflies feeding on our milkweed and other native wildflowers this week. However, I haven’t seen many butterflies, especially the bigger ones, lately. I don’t know whether it has been too dry or we are just between generations of adult butterflies right now. Since I didn’t have any butterflies to take pictures of this week, I had to pay more attention to all of the little, often over-looked species that visit our wildflowers. I can’t say being forced to stop, notice, and appreciate some of our less charismatic flower visitors is a bad thing.
This article was part of Shannon’s original Kentucky Pollinators and Backyard Wildlife blog which evolved into the blog for Backyard Ecology. All of Shannon’s Kentucky Pollinators and Backyard Wildlife blogs can be found at https://shannontrimboli.com/posts/blog/.
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