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Bumble bees feed on nectar from flowering plants and are a beneficial insect because they pollinate crops and other plants. hey will sometimes build their nests in soffits of attics or other sites around houses or buildings. A disturbed bumble bee will buzz loudly.

from Natural Living Ideas

21 Glorious Garden Plants That Attract Hummingbirds

Hummingbirds are a delight to watch in any garden as they sprint from one flower to the next, performing some pretty amazing air acrobatics. Inviting them into your garden is not all fun and games, however,  as they are instrumental in pollination, making them a welcome visitor anytime. Hummingbirds are attracted to the color red,  but what really keeps them coming back to a particular… [read more]

from The Garden Diaries

Home Sweet Home-Providing the Perfect Habitat for Mason Bees

You can make wine from the petals. You can use it as a diuretic for medicinal purposes. You can use the leaves from a young plant for part of a salad (not if it has been sprayed with toxic chemicals!). This plant is beneficial in MANY ways!

LOMATIUM DISSECTUM, fernleaf biscuitroot - The most potent and well-researched herbal anti-viral native to North America