The wildflowers have all blossomed out since we had our little heat spell last week. They look so lovely in the pasture, but when I take a stroll through them, I hear very little buzzing. There are white and red clovers, foxgloves, daisies, lupines, dandelions and assorted wild grasses and hardly any bees. I'm out at different times of the day and still very few bees.
This has me worried.
The bees did finally show up, a bit late. They were busy around all the wild flowers in late July and August. I guess they were just trying to warm up after the cold and rainy Spring we had. I have seen three different kinds of bees on the Stream Orchids by the back door. I feel better now that I know they haven't all left us.