“Those unconcerned about the natural world, and I hope their numbers are dwindling by persuasion, will do well to consider the consequences for humanity of the decline of pollinator complexes. Eighty percent of the species of our food plants worldwide, we are informed, depend on pollination by animals, almost all of which are insects. One of every three mouthfuls of food we eat, and of the beverages we drink, are delivered to us roundabout by a volant bestiary of pollinators. Humanity, for its own sake, must attend to the forgotten pollinators and their countless dependent plant species.”

—Edward O. Wilson, Harvard University
(excerpted from the foreword of The Forgotten Pollinators by Stephen Buchmann and Gary Nabhan)




Alliaria petiolata

AKA Garlic Mustard  (Taken on 24 April 2009.)

Cercis canadensis

AKA Eastern Redbud  (Taken on 24 April 2009.)

Oxalis stricta

AKA Yellow Woodsorrell  (Taken on 24 April 2009.)

Allium vineale

AKA Wild Garlic  (Taken on 24 April 2009.)

Taraxacum officinale

AKA Dandelion  (Taken on 24 April 2009.)

Viola sororia(?)

AKA Common Blue Violet, Meadow Violet
(Taken on 24 April 2009.)

Veronica persica

AKA Persian Speedwell  (Taken 24 April 2009.)

Lamium purpureum

AKA Purple Deadnettle  (Taken 24 April 2009.)

Plantago lanceolata I

AKA Narrowleaf Plantain & Buckhorn Plantain
(Taken on 24 April 2009.)

Ranunculus abortivus

AKA Littleleaf Buttercup  (Taken 24 April 2009.)