There are no bees in Iceland, to lie on their backs and tickle them with their feet. Glad to help.
From the smallest … … to the largest … … it is one.
Without rabbitbrush, this grassland would lose an entire season. These two pollinators, species I’ve never seen before, give me joy. They are the spirit of October above Kalamalka Lake.
Service Berry and Wasp
Like all sunflowers, balsam roots bloom in rings, from the outside in, like this. Here’s a bumblebee showing her technique for working this kind of flower. Here’s the brown bee […]
That one catkin on the right seems especially grid-locked.
When one insect …. … crawls, buzzed on nectar … …out of a mariposa lily and flies off to the next flower … Zebra Wasp Takes Wing … another insect that was over […]
The mariposa lily and sweat bee dance is late this year, by calendar reckoning, but just on time by the measurement of sun and rain.I’m thrilled that they are here!
Ah, the pollen of May. You can cover yourself with it and then launch yourself into open space … Wild Bee Leaving Its Salsify Feast (Click to see her golden mask.) You […]
Walking along above Kalamalka Lake today, I found the first rabbitbrush of the season in full bloom. Oh, and aren’t the bees happy! Covered in pollen, just like A Midsummer Night’s […]