Archive for February, 2015
Posted in Follow a tree, Tulip Tree, Uncategorized, tagged American Tulip tree, Liriodendron tulipfera, Tulip Tree, Tulip tree blossom, Tulip tree leaf, Tulip tree seed pod on February 8, 2015| 16 Comments »
Things I learned this year…
• The Tulip tree (Liriodendron tulipfera) also called the American Tulip, Tulip Poplar, or Yellow Poplar is a member of the Magnolia family. It’s an important nectar source for bees across Tennessee, Kentucky, and much of the eastern US.
• The wood of choice for organs, panels of carriages, coffin boxes, wooden ware and because it’s resistant to termites, house and barn sills were made using tulip poplar beams.
• The wood is lightweight and was preferred by Native American tribes in the construction of canoes.
• Tea was made from the inner bark to treat fevers and indigestion.
• The bark can be chewed for an aphrodisiac.
Many thanks to Lucy Corrander at Loose and Leafy for hosting the Tree Following blog
If you have keen powers of observation, a curiosity about nature, and a camera to record tree changes, please consider following a tree.
Posted in Bee to Flower relationship, Bee Video, Macro bee video, Music video, Natural Beekeeping, Videos, tagged bees on moss, bees on old leaves, Canon SX-50, Free Music Archive, La Tabú, macro nature video, Sanyo Xacti on February 1, 2015| 21 Comments »
A couple of weeks ago we started seeing bees gather in a little pond beneath the willow tree. It looked like they were sipping the water where moss was growing.
Some more video of honeybees active in the moss while it’s raining…