Next time you swat at a flying insect, take a moment to think about this….Without beetles, bees and wasps much of the foods and flowers we know of (as well as the animals that eat them) would cease to exist. They are some of the most important contributors on our planet.
Here are a few pics of these wonderful little creatures hard at work. You’ll notice a few pests too! Look for the wood bee slicing open the nectary of the flowers without pollinating them and a few Japanese beetles munching away. These photos were taken at the Greensboro Arboretum and Bicentennial Gardens.
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Pollinating Insects and Their Flowers