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  1. #1
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    Default What is this?

    Thinking its a major source of nectar right now....

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    Default Re: What is this?

    It looks like a catalpa tree.
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    Default Re: What is this?

    Definitely Catalpa, you can tell by the heart shaped leaves.

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    Default Re: What is this?

    Yep. Check for long seed pods. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catalpa

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    Default Re: What is this?

    Good place to find fish bait as well.

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    Default Re: What is this?

    Quote Originally Posted by adam View Post
    good place to find fish bait as well.
    huh?
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    Default Re: What is this?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kingfisher Apiaries View Post
    huh?
    From the Wikipedia article on Catalpa Worms:

    The larval stage of C. catalpae is known as the Catalpa or Catawba Worm. When first hatching, the larvae are a very pale color, but become darker toward the last instars. The yellow caterpillars will usually have a dark, black stripe down their back along with black dots along their sides. There is also a "pale" phase where the black striping is not as prevalent or missing altogether and a shade of white has replaced it. They grow to a length of about 5 cm (2 in) and feed on the leaves of the Northern Catalpa and, more commonly, the Southern Catalpa, also known as Catawba or Indian Bean trees. They are highly desired by fishermen as bait.
    Whan I was a kid there was a guy in our neighborhood who sold them for bait.
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    Default Re: What is this?

    Very pretty tree, I'm glad it attracts bees. We have a couple but they are still only about 3 feet high, from seed. I wonder how long before it will flower like yours!

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    Default Re: What is this?

    Yep that tree buzzes at certain times of year. Flow is off right now due to dry conditions....yesterday it rained hard so maybe it will pick back up. \\
    We have a bunch of those trees around here...pretty much the only thing blooming other than clover.
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