Gaylussacia vs Vaccinium
- AllMy impression is that despite what is often an abundant understory plant and its close relationship to Blueberries that Huckleberries rarely have fewer native bees attending them (flowers are sparser, but not impossible to find). I find bees on them occasionally, but not in abundance, unlike a good Vaccinium patch. DL shows very few collecting records on Huckleberries too.Thoughts?sam--Bees are Not OptionalApes sunt et non liberum
I know we collected a number of bees on Gaylussacia especially in 2010-2011, but I would have to look up which ones and how many when I am at work with my data. There was a good patch of it at MLBS by the pond/aquatics lab. More shrubs than Vaccinium right there.
Barbara J Abraham, PhD
SEEDS Chapter Advisor
Department of Biological Sciences
Hampton, VA 23668
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Subject: [beemonitoring] Gaylussacia vs Vaccinium
My impression is that despite what is often an abundant understory plant and its close relationship to Blueberries that Huckleberries rarely have fewer native bees attending them (flowers are sparser, but not impossible to find). I find bees on them occasionally, but not in abundance, unlike a good Vaccinium patch. DL shows very few collecting records on Huckleberries too.
The Fall Almost Nobody Sees
Everybody's gone away.
They think there's nothing left to see.
The garish colors' flashy show is over.
Now those of us who stay
hunker down in sweet silence,
blessed emptiness among
gold tamarack, a few
remaining pale yellow
sedge and fern in shades
from beige to darkening red
to brown to almost black,
and all this in front of, below,
among blue-green spruce and fir
and white pine,
all of it under gray skies,
chill air, all of us waiting
in the somber dank and rain,
waiting here in quiet, chill
waiting for the snow.
- David Budbill
Bees are Not Optional
Apes sunt et non liberum
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