340: A morning with the jewelweedPosted: August 29, 2011 Filed under: 365 Life in the Bogs Challenge, Adventures in Life, Air, Critters, Earth, garden, goals, home, nature, Photography, pond, Spirit, Summer, Walking, water, weather | Tags: bees, Flower, Impatiens, jewelweed, nature, Photography, Plant, postaday2011, Quail Hollow, spotted touch-me-not, wildflowers 29 Comments
Most of my outdoor time today was spent by a large patch of jewelweed early this morning. The leaves of the plants were dotted with dew glittering in the sun. I’m not sure but I think that’s why it’s called jewelweed. Another name for it is the spotted touch-me-not. The flowers attract the Ruby Throated Hummingbird, and long-tongued bees such as honeybees and bumblebees. This morning the jewelweed was a-buzz and humming with thousands of bees.