So now I know there are 400 different species of bee in my area, I have been trying to figure out how I tell them apart and it isn’t easy. They are not put into tidy groups that make it easy to see that this one has this, so it belongs here. Many times different… Continue reading Struggling To See The Bee ID
I guess our sweet tooth has led us to associate bees with honey, hives, stinging and swarms, but that isn’t a fair picture when looking at bees. These are behaviours of the European Honey bee (the bee in my picture) and they are not native bees. There are over 400 wild bee species in Eastern… Continue reading Bee Informed
I have been tinkering with my little garden behind the cottage. Every week I was finding that the grass was swamping my little garden, so I wanted to find a way of keeping the grass from the edge of the bed, but also wanting it to have a natural feel to it. There was a… Continue reading Pardon! My Garden!
As I mentioned in my post about our new road, we thought it would be a good idea to extend it a little so that we had a bit of a parking area. It was looking a little odd ending where it was, so we said to go ahead and extend it a little. It… Continue reading The Road – Growed
A few weeks ago I posted about Mining Bees and since then I have discovered a little more about them. I found a male in that post, but the other day I found a female and the reason I know she is a female is because of the pollen. Only the females gather the pollen… Continue reading A “She” Mining Bee
I have seen a number of Japanese beetles this year and whilst they are rather attractive with their copper and green colours, they are a serious pest in Canada. In Japan natural predators control them, but in North America they damage about 200 different species of plants. They are thought to have arrived in North… Continue reading Japanese Beetles
The last couple of weeks have seen some major changes on our property and it has all happened so quickly! Access has always been a bit of a challenge and we did buy our 4-wheel drive car because of that, but we were managing. The first challenge we had was when you turn off the… Continue reading We Have A Road!