Quote of the day:
In fact, the mere act of opening the box will determine the state of the cat, although in this case there were three determinate states the cat could be in: these being Alive, Dead, and Bloody Furious.”
– Terry Pratchet
Forage in May for:
Alexanders, Beech leaves, Cow Parsley, Hairy Bittercress, Dandelion Flowers , Cleavers, Primroses, Ransoms, Sweet Violets, Hawthorn, Lime leaves, Red Clover, Ox-eye Daisy, Garlic Mustard, Wild Garlic
Wordless Wednesday – Colour-coordinated pollen baskets
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Great macro shots
What an amazing find! I’ll have to look at the bees around here more closely. 🙂
It is one of those things that’s obvious once you know, but that you never think of in the ordinary course of things!
Gorgeous images and especially heart warming to see the bees laden with pollen.
Thanks. It is one of the best things to see and it seems to be a good year for both bees and their food sources fortunately!
it’s always good to see some happy bees!
Incredible! I’ve never noticed that before. Must look more closely!
The blue pollen on phacelia was pointed out to me last year, but this year the foxtail lilies have been magnificent and the pollen baskets on the bees visiting those are almost fluorescent!
Oh my! Fabulous shots! Love those full-up pollen pantaloons!
Thanks and also for pointing out last year the amazing colour variations you’ve seen.
Wonderful pictures and observation. I am jealous of your foxtail lilies.
Thanks. It’s been a really good year for foxtail lilies, they’ve really looked stunning.
Delightful photos, Allison. I love observing the bees. I planted Phacelia tanacetifolia this year in hopes of pleasing more of them.
Well, I am sure that did, ‘cos they go crazy for it. Loads of people have asked about it, because it has been so noticeably thick with bees.
Fantastic shots – love it! I have never seen bees with blue pollen baskets – always yellow or orange.
Thanks. I’ve never noticed the variety until recently. It makes sense though!