I just recently learned that the U.S. has officially put the rusty patched bumblebee on the endangered species list. There are 46 different species of bumblebee in the United States. It would be most beneficial to prevent that number from decreasing! There are various ways to help our buzzing friends…
- Plant specific flowers that bumblebees love
- Offer areas of overgrowth in your garden for suitable nesting grounds
- Do not use pesticides or insecticides
That is a very small list but there is so much to learn. Take time to do some “beesearch” and find more ways to make a difference!
My latest ZIA was inspired by the bumblebee. I’m fascinated with how the tangles so easily flow with the natural world. At first glance, you see the bee. Then, upon looking closer, you realize the patterns within. I see patterns in everything now. Everytime I turn my head, I see a new hidden tangle and I want to draw everything I see! I am enjoying zentangle more and more. It gives me time to clear my head and concentrate on my work. It keeps me focused. It has become my therapy. It keeps me motivated.
I hope your having a great start to spring! Remember not to squash the bumblebees if you see them! Consider yourself lucky that you’re in the presence of one. Thanks for reading! If you have any thoughts of your own on how to help the bumblebees thrive, leave a comment below!
Until next time,
“The busy bee has no time for sorrow.”