I had a great, fun visit with summer students at PS 125 in Harlem yesterday. We talked about The Honeybee Man, and bees in general. Then we headed out to the garden to look for pollinators among the tomatoes, squash, corn, chard, and marigolds. We found plenty (butterflies, bumblebees, honeybees, beetles), as well as plenty of other insects (giant beetles, gnats, spiders, ants)—and a few surprises, like osage orange trees that shade the garden, once a common planting in NYC and now, sadly, difficult to find. Looking forward to returning next week to use what we learned for new illustrated stories about the creatures that help make so much of the food we eat!
The Hunt for Pollinators