Painted and Indigo Buntings,Doves,Pileated Woodpeckers,Red Bellied Woodpeckers, Squirrels,Cardinals,Wrens,Northern Parula Warblers,Osceola Turkeys,Racoons and Hawks visit our yard..while Osprey..an occasional Swallowtail Kite or Bald Eagle can be seen soaring overhead.. We live in a hammock area... Thickly wooded with palms, live oaks, red maples, needle palms and a soil(muck)that is like potting soil.
Thursday, September 29, 2016
PepperBush is blooming.
This is probably the biggest bloom before the Red Maples in Dec.
The Pepperbush is a very invasive plant...but the bees need all the food they can get so we don't cut them back until after the bloom.
There is a bee keepers just down the road so I don't know if these are his or mine.
Just look at all the flowers..you cannot see them but there are bees all over it.
These little gals work harder than most people.
My "blue" hive is working on drawing out wax in the 2nd super....the other two are both full. I don't know why but the blue hive always stores more honey than the "pink" hive.
Beautiful little bee
These bushes are about 20 ft tall
this is looking down our road...they have almost grown it closed....After the bloom Jim will be cutting it back.
That is all Pepper bush and there is more on down the road and surrounding area.