Happy Pollinator Sightings


Undeveloped treasure at Greencroft

I don’t know if you are as concerned as I am for the bees in our watershed, but I want to tell you that several days ago I went scouting on my scooter to find bumble bees or honey bees.  I didn’t see any, although I was excited to see so much undeveloped land under Greencroft’s management.  I saw some wasps who appeared to have a home, but sighted no other bee.

I believe that the beautiful wetland/woodland area behind Juniper Place should stay much the way it is.  Greencroft recently purchased an adjacent historic farm which has much potential. The Greencroft Board is taking suggestions from the residents about how to use it. I hope all of us will take note of the impact of Greencroft’s footprint.


A bumble bee in DeFries Calendar Garden

Yesterday, beautiful spring weather made My Joyce restless.  She decided that she wanted to see spring come to DeFries Calendar Garden and invited me to go with her.  Imagine my delight when I saw real Bumble Bees pollinating what I took to be  a plot of purple salvia. Evidently the garden’s caretakers are able to provide a habitat for Bumble Bees and also attract human visitors who are unafraid.  To have a beautiful tour of the garden as it is in May by Pam, a caretaker, click here.

Sparrows seem to live without a care, yet not without the care and knowledge of the Father, according to Jesus.  If sparrows are cared for by divine providence, do not Bumble Bees receive the same providential care and deserve to be cared for by the most intelligent animal  on earth?  That’s us!  Click here to learn more about Bumble Bees.

Plead for Bumble Bees
that they be alive, safely
serving us and God

About Martin Lehman

I was born 92 years ago, the son of a Mennonite pastor and organic gardener in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. At age 10 I was baptized as a member of the Marion Mennonite Church. I own the "Old Fool" moniker because I want to walk the Jesus Way even though the world and much of the church takes me as a fool for doing so. In my life I have moved from being a young conservative to an elderly radical. I tell that story in My Faith Journey posted on my website.
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