Bumblebee & Blueberry Plant – A Coloring Page about Mutualism

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Here’s a line drawing celebrating the mutualistic relationship between Bumblebees and Blueberry Plants. The blueberry in the illustration is a lowbush blueberry, Vaccinium angustifolia, and the bumble bee is Bombus terrestris.

This activity page can function as a restful, contemplative art project for students who are studying the coevolution of pollinators and flowering plants. It can be offered to younger students who are just learning about the partnerships various insects (and other animals) form with the plants who make our foods. Students can use colored pencils, crayons, or watercolors to add beautiful colors to these line drawings. Alternately, they can use the illustration as a reference as they create their own free-hand drawings or paintings of these fascinating partners: bumblebees and blueberry plants.