A female black swallowtail butterfly on purple thistle flowers with gulf fritillary in background and a pollen-laden blue metallic bee approaching.
This image has been featured in the following groups:
All Natural Beauty of this World
& Bugs Bugs and more Bugs
There has been an increasing awareness recently of the import role that pollinators play in the natural ecosystems and the complex web of life. Part of this awareness has come as a result of the problems with honeybees and their Colony Collapse Disorder, which makes the role of native pollinators even more important. Movements such as Bringing Nature Home and The Meadow Project have shown how keeping and reintroducing native plants into even a portion of our home and business landscapes can help greatly in providing the food and habitat for various pollinators, which in turn often provide food for other wildlife that we enjoy, especially the birds.
(Subject description from the artist's Wild Florida Photo website www.wildflphoto.com)
August 16th, 2016
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