A Minute in Maine – Autumn Pollinators

By Terry Golson


The field at Turtle Hill is beautiful. Late season flowers cater to the late season pollinators. Bees of all sorts, and many other flying things, go from bloom to bloom. Plants wave in the wind. Insects add to all of the motion and commotion. It’s a peaceful scene, and yet also literally abuzz with energy.

Here is the big picture.

 

Here is a closer look.

 

The landscape this time of year has a depth of textures and colors, and a complexity of life that would be overwhelming to me if it weren’t as calming as it is. How can a place that teems with layers upon layers of flora and fauna be so centering to one’s being?

Here is a minute. Does it center you too?

 


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6 thoughts on “A Minute in Maine – Autumn Pollinators

  • Chris from Boise

    Thank you for bringing us along to “bee” in your Turtle Hill meadow, Terry.
    “The landscape this time of year has a depth of textures and colors, and a complexity of life that would be overwhelming to me if it weren’t as calming as it is. How can a place that teems with layers upon layers of flora and fauna be so centering to one’s being?” Yes, exactly!

  • Gin

    Nice to see you seem to have many pollinators there. Sadly this year I haven’t seen as many bees or butterflies as last year even though I have a lot of “natural areas” since mowing grass isn’t high on my list of things to do. We use no herbicides or pesticides, not even in the fly spray for the horses.
    I spend most every early morning walking the house trails, and it’s calming to me. I guess that is what you are calling centering.