An update on the adopted Swansons chicks from the 2016 season!
Kids well know the glowing excitement of watching a bee go about its business flower to flower in the sunshine. And hopefully, most adults out there haven’t forgotten the feeling, either. Being a steward of mason bees is a special opportunity to watch these busy creatures transform your yard-scape into one of balance and bounty.
Yes, Swansons is very pleased to announce that our intrepid little brood is headed to a happy place! The backyard of one of our staff members whose lovely family has agreed to provide a giving and nurturing climate for the ladies. While I'm sad to see them go, I know that bigger and better things await (laying eggs! Foraging for bugs!).
Note: This blog is best when served at room temperature. Well, the girls seem to be happy and healthy, getting bigger every day. In fact, if I could write as quickly as they grow, I’d be a real Ernest Hemingway! The chicks are experimenting with some new additions to their diet, and lettuce is on the top of the list. We’re not sure whether it’s the excitement of ripping it to shreds or the thrill of chasing whoever has some in their beak that is the most rewarding for the ladies.
So here we are again my friends, but you know what they say about birds of a feather, right? Beyond the cardboard wall big things are afoot for our intrepid little brood. The chicks are literally growing like weeds so we've recently opened things up to give the girls more room to move about. We don't want them feeling too "cooped up" (pun intended)!