This piece from the NY Times offers a real solid explanation for why wild, native bees and pollinators are so importance. It also addresses the idea of moving beyond monocultural farming, which is something that needs to be adopted on a wider scale for our benefit and for the benefit of native pollinators.

In nature, even death can be beautiful. Anyone who spends a lot of time looking for bees will also often find predatory species who wait patiently for prey to appear. In this case, a very tiny ambush bug (Phymata sp) has captured an equally tiny bee, Chelostoma philadelphi, that was visiting a mock orange blossom (Philadelphus sp). At times I find it difficult to stay on task when photographing a particular scene / subject because with nature, one good thing leads to another. It is all so fascinating!…