Posts Tagged ‘Averill Pioneer Cemetery’

Cemetery tree, July 1, 2013

Cemetery bush, July 1, 2013

In July I noticed honeybees were pollinating these bushes in the cemetery.  I took photos so I could show them to knowledgeable people to ID them.  I asked quite a few people who had no idea what those bushes were.  Jim, the  volunteer at the cemetery, said at first he thought they were planted, but later he realized the birds must have dropped seeds where the mower couldn’t reach and they just grew without being cut.

July 1, 2013  Bees love this bush.  Circle shows the color of pollen.

July 1, 2013 Bees love this bush. Circle shows the color of pollen.

October 26, 2013...we suddenly realize this is  a cotoneaster bush.  It's just so obvious with the red berries.  Thanks to the bees, the birds will benefit.

October 26, 2013…we suddenly realize this is a cotoneaster bush. It’s just so obvious with the red berries. Thanks to the bees the birds will benefit.

Facts about cotoneaster

I shot some video of the blossoms with the bees getting nectar.  If I see the birds eating berries, I’ll get a video on them.

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