Monarch Waystation #271 [registered 2005] reports the resident pollinator plants staging or blooming during Pollinator week. Front yard native & non-native blooms [photo]: Blue-eyed grasses [2 species], Butterflyweed, Wild Columbine [gone to seed], 2 species of Coreopsis, Liatris, Purple Milkweed [last blooms], Ruellia, Winecups + non-native Daylily [last bloom Thursday], Zinnia, Portulaca, and Tropical Milkweed [in bud Friday]. Back yard native blooms: Bee Balm, Blue-eyed grasses], Butterflyweed, Swamp and Purple Milkweeds, Mock Verbena, Eared Coreopsis, Ironweed [in bud], Ohio Spiderwort, Blue Jasmine [in bud], Ruellia, Primroses [gone to seed] and non-native clovers from the common area nearby. Leaf cutter bees have left their "cookie cutter" marks on many leaves in front and back. Pollinators sighted include honey bees, flower beetles, large and small bumble bees, carpenter bees, pollen bees, mason bees, various wasps, and flower flies. So far this spring American Lady, Azures, Blues, Monarch and Cabbage White butterflies have been sighted nectaring. Looking forward to the new front plant, Late-flowering Boneset, to bloom in the fall. Until then, happy summer days are here and will come!
Newport News, VA
Latitude: 37.1 Longitude: -76.5
Observed by: Judy
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