It’s all in the title! Here are the best of the bee and flower photos I took on my brief visit to the west coast (best coast?). 😉 This fireweed is all over Ireland, where it’s considered invasive, but I think it’s native to the west coast? Delightful little Halictid on an aster (identifications are […]
You know you love them… Zzzzzzzzooooom I like this composition Adorable Shiny butt I just like the way the bees make their own pretty bokeh You wish your butt was this good looking Long tongue! Who knew bees came in all these colours? 😉
My macro lens died and I’m totally calm about it (WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWAAAAAAHHHHHHH!). It’s taken many many photos over the years, and it’s served me well on three continents, so I can’t complain. Still, it’s hard not to be sad; the timing was quite awful. I was in Arizona, in the middle of a bee biodiversity hotspot, […]
Some photos of our office pets…the mantids are some of my favourites! Ghost Mantids (Phyllocrania paradoxa) (I’ve posted photos of them before…we raised these guys from little itty bitty babies) This guy was really hamming it up… A beautiful creature! No paparazzi! Like a belly dancer!* African Twig Mantids (Popa spurca) Budwing Mantids (Parasphendale agrionina) […]
I visited my parents last weekend to help them put a lot of mulch down in the garden (and to battle back huge aggressive weeds!). At the end of the day, I noticed a bee zipping around the fresh mulch. When I looked closer, I noticed it was a little Andrena. She was zipping back […]
I snapped this photo of Rascal’s eyes up close! It’s harder than it looks!* She doesn’t like to sit still, especially not with a big old camera in her face. *Pun intended
It is very fun to pet bumblebees on flowers. And when they don’t like it, they show it by doing this!