Mason Bee Houses
A row of mason bee houses awaits new tenants on a ledge below one of the windows of our church.
The First Unitarian Church has received an award from the Audobon Society for the landscaping on its property.
Despite its urban setting, the church has many small beds where native plants are flourishing.
It's hoped mason bees will set up house in these wooden structures. If so, they will be prolific (and sting-free) pollinators.
They're called mason bees because after they lay eggs in the small holes you see here, they block the opening with mud.