Enchanted Stationery Subscription Box: Spring 2021

We hope you're loving your box of springtime artwork!

This season we're featuring four endangered birds and bees, and the flora they love:

Black Inca Hummingbird and Yellow Maple
Bee Hummingbird and Clerodendrum aculeatum
Gulf Coast Evening Bee and Coastalplain Honeycombhead
Rusty-Patched Bumblebee and Dutchman's Trousers

…as well as terrific springtime success stories like that of the previously-thought-endangered Great White Cherry,

…and many classic springtime plants, such as
western mugwort
tree tobacco
and sea holly


"Cherry" Ingraham: The Englishman Who Saved Japan's Blossoms

The Rusty Patched Bumble Bee Needs Another Legal Win

Floral Traits of Plants Visited by the Bee Hummingbird


Why didn't we feature honeybees, though?

Well, as it happens, in focusing so much on honeybees, it pulls focus and resources from the solitary bees which truly need our help. For more information, here are some websites you can check out.

The Problem With Honey Bees

You're Worrying About the Wrong Bees

Exploitative competition alters bee foraging and flower choice

Honeybees disrupt the structure and functionality of plant-pollinator networks

Thousands of Wild Bee Species Haven’t Been Seen Since 1990

Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation

Center for Biological Diversity: Native Bees