pollinators http://www.nhm.org/nature/taxonomy/term/368/all en Purple Pollen Eaters: A Honey bee's Love Affair with Phacelia http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/purple-pollen-eaters-honey-bees-love-affair-phacelia <p>Spring is here and everyone is totally digging the wildflower display in our Nature Gardens. Casey Schreiner from <a href="http://www.modernhiker.com/" target="_blank">Modern Hiker</a>&nbsp;even gave us a shoutout on <a href="https://instagram.com/p/0vtNgJh4Jk/?taken-by=modernhiker" target="_blank">Instagram</a>.&nbsp;<br /> <img alt="" src="/nature/sites/default/files/Phacelia_modernhiker.jpg" /><br /> It&#39;s a good day for&nbsp;#wildflowers&nbsp;at the&nbsp;@nhmla!</p> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/purple-pollen-eaters-honey-bees-love-affair-phacelia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/purple-pollen-eaters-honey-bees-love-affair-phacelia#comments honey bees Layia platyglossa Phacelia Phacelia tanacetifolia Pollinator Garden pollinators tansy leaf phacelia tidy tips Blog Wed, 01 Apr 2015 23:18:38 +0000 Lila Higgins 864 at http://www.nhm.org/nature Blooming Agaves http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/blooming-agaves <p>More plant news from the North Campus. Recently some of our blue lotus agaves, <em>Agave ceslii</em> 'Nova', have begun to bloom. This is an impressive sight as these plants send forth long spikes, (between four and six feet long), that look a lot like giant asparagus stalks. This type of agave is monocarpic, meaning that it only flowers once, and this particular selection happens to flower at a relatively young age compared to other species.</p> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/blooming-agaves" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/blooming-agaves#comments agave Allen's Hummingbird bats blue lotus agave hummingbirds plants pollinators tequila Blog Sat, 11 Feb 2012 08:17:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 670 at http://www.nhm.org/nature