Next time you're deciding what to plant in your garden, you might want to think about adding a small section for the native bees. Here's a great article by my friend Susan Tweit in Audubon magazine. Many people are unaware of the numerous native pollinators.
The article makes it clear why it's important not to use pesticides in your garden.
While you're at it, check out Susan's website and blog.
It's still raining here, and many areas in the Texas Hill Country are flooding. It makes me happy that I'm up on a hill, but a bit leery about moving to town to "lower ground"....I need to get over there when the storm lets up to check out the drainage situation.