I was teaching a group of scientists and students how to collect bees last week (they loved it; collecting bees is just fun). One of the scientists was an ornithologist and he was a little aloof to the whole thing…until I told him about the cowbirds of the bee world. The cuckoo bees!
“But I hate cowbirds,” he said.
“But you’ll LOVE cuckoo bees,” I reassured him. And indeed, a cuckoo bee was the first thing he caught.
“I caught a bee cowbird!” he shouted.