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Gaura! Gaura! Gaura!

Pollen-packing honey bees dangling from gaura (Gaura linheimeri) are a joy to photograph. Gaura, native to Louisiana, Texas and Mexico, is a...

Honey Bee on Gaura
Honey Bee on Gaura

POLLEN-PACKING honey bee nectaring gaura. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Sipping Away
Sipping Away

SIP, SIP, SIPPING AWAY--A honey bee nectaring gaura. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, September 8, 2009 at 7:26 PM
Tags: gaura (3), Gaura linheimer (1), honey bee (242), pollen (37)

They Suck

Call them plant lice. Call them plant suckers. Call them aphids. The tiny, soft-bodied insects with pear-shaped bodies form denses colonies on...

Aphids on Gaura
Aphids on Gaura

APHIDS ON GAURA--These aphids are feasting on a gaura. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, December 5, 2008 at 8:20 PM
Tags: aphids (56), gaura (3), plant lice (1), plant suckers (1)

High-Wire Act

It's like going to the circus. A bee circus. When you see honey bees gather pollen from a gaura (Gaura linheimeri), it's as if  they ran...

A pollen-packin' honey bee heads toward a gaura (Gaura linheimeri). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A pollen-packin' honey bee heads toward a gaura (Gaura linheimeri). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The honey bee gives her stamp of approval to the gaura, a perennial also known as
The honey bee gives her stamp of approval to the gaura, a perennial also known as "the bee blossom." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The honey bee seems to relish being under The Big Top. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The honey bee seems to relish being under The Big Top. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The honey bee performs a balancing act on the gaura. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The honey bee performs a balancing act on the gaura. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The honey bee gathers pollen from a gaura. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The honey bee gathers pollen from a gaura. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The honey bee dangles from a gaura. And, no net below! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The honey bee dangles from a gaura. And, no net below! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, September 15, 2008 at 2:12 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment

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