Providing Food for Bees

We have White Dutch Clover in our lawn.. why do I not want to remove it?  Because it provides food for bees.  This photo, taken late yesterday afternoon, is reason enough for me to keep the clover.

I wrote a longer post regarding reasons to have clover on my other blog called Directing My Steps.  Here is the link:

https://directingmysteps.wordpress.com/2017/07/01/in-praise-of-clover/

 

Bumblebee, Bumblebee, What Kind of Bumblebee

This Bumblebee, snuggled in a perennial Jacob’s Ladder bloom, is a mystery to me.  He buzzed from flower to flower, it was a challenge to photograph him.  I think that he is rather lovely with his many-colored coat.   I wasn’t sure whether or not he is an insect, but yes, he is a social insect.