Many of us are aware that the smallest creatures are the ones that are the front lines of a changing climate and we especially know how important pollinators are for the health and future survival of the people and the planet.
Hidden Beauty is the third installment of upcoming series of stunning wildlife feature films.
Look for Hidden Beauty: release Earth Day 2011
In this film, nature is ready for its close-up… a very close-up, as exacting macro photography takes us to the realm of flowers and their pollinators. Acclaimed filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg introduces us to a bat, a hummingbird, a butterfly and a bumblebee, demonstrating their intricate interdependence and how life on earth depends on the success of these determined, diminutive creatures. (via IMDB)
The crew was here for most of the day taking shots of the garden, flowers, vegetables, bees (and even our goats though I don’t quite actually know how Blackberry fits in pollinator theme but that’s a whole ‘nother story…) 😉
While the crew was here we spotted our bees, of course, wild blue and orchard mason bees, a couple species of wasps, a big black carpenter bee, hummingbirds, swallow tail butter fly, painted lady butter fly, white and blue little butterflies – it was if they knew the camera crew was coming! Kidding aside, this goes to show you how important it is that we attract and welcome these pollinators into our gardens.
It will be interesting to see what shots, if any, make it into the documentary. Either way this is an important film that will shine light on these beautiful and yet important creatures who connect the web of all life on this planet, our green earth.
What are you doing to attact more beneficials and pollinators into your garden? Care to share?