To me, bumblebees are one of the best parts of summer. When I am let out, one of my favourite things to do is lie in the shade of the maple tree and watch all of the activity in the nearby garden. The morning glories practically grow before my eyes! All of the flowers open and close in their designated times. Ants trundle about, avoiding the spiders. But bumblebees are by far the best.
Big and fuzzy, the bumbles glide from flower to flower. As they sup from each blossom they allow the magical process to begin that turns flowers into fruit. They aren't choosy. From tomatoes to zucchini to sunflowers to eggplant, the bees glide.
I can't imagine the summer without bumblebees. I look forward to them in my old age. I want to rely on their comforting buzz throughout my time and I want to know that they continue to flit around the garden even when I'm not around to watch.
Endangered is a frightening word. I think we can all help out... Gardening without chemicals is supposed to be healthier for both nature and those who consume from the garden. With many families making a few small changes, maybe we can all be confident of having bumblebees during sunset in the garden.