Friday, July 28, 2006

Bumble Bees

Today I have chosen something a little different. The fireweed in my yard is blooming and that means hundreds of little visitors - bumble bees.

Each year I try to get the "perfect" photo of a bee. Usually, they are really active around fireweed flowers, but yesterday I found one bee that was really slow moving and stayed on one or two flowers while I photographed it. I have seen this type of behaviour in bees before, but usually in early morning when it was still cool outside. I took these photos around 10:30 am and it was fairly warm.

Though there were hundreds of bees buzzing all around, I was not too worried. I have photographed bees many times before and have never gotten stung. Sometimes they get a little mad and fly around me a few times, then fly off. They are not very aggressive.

1 comment:

Karen said...

You should submit your site to the Newfoundland & Labrador blogroll

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