- Created: Thursday, 10 April 2014 12:03
Springtime at the Lodge is all about THE BIRDS AND THE BEES…
Every March 15 or so, we hear the distinctive call of the Mexican Black Tailed Hawks (mates for life), returning to Oak Creek Canyon, where they nest their young on scags of Cottonwood trees along the banks of the creek.
The fruit trees... peach, apple, and wild plum... rely on our friends, the bees, to pollinate their blossoms. Our local bee whisperer, Patrick Pines, brings us hives to make this happen.
Last year we watched as he gently replaced the Queen, a docile and harmonious gal from New Mexico, with her former "evil", less diplomatic, predecessor.