Are you seeing any early pollinators?

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Spring is finally arriving in Kentucky! My crocuses and daffodils are creating scattered colorful bouquets, and the pussy willow blooms are soft and fuzzy. I’ve been watching for early pollinators, but so far  without success.

I have discovered ants in some of the crocus blooms. From what I read, they are really after nectar and do little if any pollinating. 

I wonder where this ant spent the cold winter months. How did it find its way into this relatively ‘big’ crocus bloom? Does it take some of the nectar ‘home’ to share? 

I’m glad to see signs of spring, and my search for pollinators will continue.

4 thoughts on “Are you seeing any early pollinators?”

  1. I had a cabbage white butterfly fluttering over my crocuses. It was pretty cold out (60 degrees). It had a short flight I am sure but still a sign of Spring.

  2. We have honeybees in our crocuses. This is typical for us – early honeybees, from perhaps a mile away, we think, and then as soon as there are more good options closer to their hives, we don’t see them again. We have a lot of the smaller pollinators once our plums and cherries blossom (assuming they do).

  3. Hello Betty …… We’ve had bumble bees, and various other bees and pollinators here in Jersey due to quite warm weather two to three weeks ago. Sadly, it has turned a little colder again so hoping these little insects will find a warm spot in our gardens! Beautiful photo, and that tiny ant -my goodness, that’s a rare sight in March!

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