Just outside Davis is this gem of a garden meant to attract and feed bees. It was funded by the ice cream company as part of the institute they funded to research colony-collapse disorder. This condition devastates hives and is starting to impact crops. Native bees are really beneficial, we feed hundreds here with sunflowers. They can be small, medium and large and some have vivid coloration.
There are many of these old roads lined with olive trees. You could make your own oil there are so many
They have these lovely ceramic tile towers
And this is a native bee box, lots of room for carpenter bees and other natives
Giant bee sculpture
Looks friendly though
Freshly drilled out by carpenter bees
I’ll name flowers where able, but not sure on most so enjoy the show
Seating area, good spot for a picnic when not hot
California Rose (native)
Seed pods of something else
Elderberries before ripening
Black Eyed Susan
See you next time.