Bees

Bumblebee gathering nectar from a borage flower There are nearly 20,000 known species of bees, they are found on every continent except Antarctica. Bees are adapted to gather nectar and pollen from flowers. Nectar is a sweet substance, produced by some plants to attract pollinators such as bees, butterflies, bats etc. Bumblebee gathering nectar from…

Self-heal

Self-Heal (Prunella vulgaris) Self-heal is a beautiful, small, perennial plant with really pretty, dainty two-lipped bluish, violet coloured flowers, which are in bloom in Ireland now. It is very common and appears from June to September/October. It’s leaves, some of which have a red tinge to them, grow opposite to each other on a square…