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Why do I see mining bees in September?

In the past week I received two nearly identical questions about mining bees. Both writers wanted to know why they had mining bees in September while everyone says that mining bees come in the spring. Excellent questions. DJ wrote: All I read about these bees indicates they are usually around in early spring, but mine […] Read more

What blooms in your September garden?

During the last few years I’ve worked hard at collecting late-flowering plants. In spring and early summer, nectar and pollen plants abound, but late summer and autumn can be a problem for pollinators. This year, I decided to take an inventory of what was blooming this first week of September. Dahlias steal the pollinator show […] Read more