What on earth is this mess? Well besides the clover (larval food for four different species of elfin butterfly–don’t you dare ever think of trying to remove all the clover again, now will you?)
Remember Friday’s post on the native gardens by the water? This was the sort of sickly looking pine in the first shot. As I was sitting there watching the water, I happened to notice a large bumble bee flying around. Then I saw it land and crawl right up to the pine and under it. It was going in and out of this little opening–the perfect little spot for a bee to make a home!
That shoot of crab grass coming up in the photo is just near the entrance to its nest. It would land just above there and crawl into the “cave” in the shrub.
Sometimes it’s nice to sit quietly and just watch. All sorts of things will show up!