I just loaded Anne Bryant’s April calendar onto my desktop and it makes me smile every time I open up my laptop. When Anne sent me the files for the calendar she told me that she and her husband have a mason bee house in their garden and that when they were spreading compost last week that a “big, fat, sleepy bumble bee crawled out of the dirt”.
I haven’t spotted a bumble bee yet, but when I was stopped at a traffic light the other day I looked out the window and right into the fuzzy face of a honeybee who was resting on my side view mirror. If you’re interested in attracting more pollinators to the garden, check out the Pollinator Partnership. You can download excellent regional guides with lists of pollinator plants and strategies for providing shelter for pollinators (thanks to my friend Mary Ann for turning me on to this resource!).
To put this month’s calendar on your computer’s desktop, all you need to do is choose the size that best fits your monitor and then click on the link below—the file will automatically download to your computer and then you can set it up as your background image:
1024 x 768
1600 x 1200
1920 x 1200