Six on Saturday – Pollinators return

It is always a special moment when we see the bees and other pollinators returning to the garden in the spring. So for this week’s Six on Saturday, I am going to just share six pollinator images.

29 thoughts on “Six on Saturday – Pollinators return

  1. Tina Schell

    Marvelous MM! Loved these, especially that amazing daisy in your header! National Geographic has an amazing article about the previously-unknown insects that live above the amazon treeline this month, and our photo club has a wonderful talk by Clay Bolt about a previously unproven existence of a huge bee which he photographed. It’s a crazy world the insects inhabit, of which so many of us are unaware and yet it is so critical to our ecology. thanks for sharing these wonderful examples of the bees at work. Special indeed.

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  2. gaiainaction

    Loved everyone of your photos, so nice to see the wildlife returning after the winter. The hoverfly looks so delighted surrounded by the pollen of the willows. I see that you have coltsfoot growing there, we don’t seem to have that here in West Cork, I have been on the look out for it and have not found it growing wild. It is lovely.

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    1. Murtagh's Meadow Post author

      The coltsfoot grows on an old bog road just down from the house. I love it’s bright yellow flowers which are always the first to open.

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  3. Joanne

    It’s beautiful to see the snow has melted in the gardens of my northern hemisphere friends, and to sense the joy they feel as spring growth begins to emerge.
    I blog from the subtropics of Australia, and followed your link from one of our mutual friend’s blog pages, simply because I loved your name. 🙂

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    1. Murtagh's Meadow Post author

      Thank you Joanne. Yes our lovely spring has arrived. It is my favourite time of year. My about page explains the name. I will drop by your site. The lovely thing about wordpress is we can travel around the world without leaving our homes.

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  4. Leya

    Love all of these – and so much pollen on that hoverfly! I try insect plants in my garden to help out. It’s frightening how much the insects are disappearing from us – we cannot live without them. I haven’t seen more than one bee so far, but a couple of butterflies! They come out far too early, there will be no food for a while.

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