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pollinators

September 15, 2013

this back yard filled with flowering plants and neighborhood wildlife is a constant source of peace.  sometimes that peace is interrupted by a force of nature.  Like splatters of yellow on the patio furniture.  The splatters seemed to originate from the hanging driftwood sculpture on the porch.  Exhibit #1:

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beepoop

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TMI perhaps.

it’s bee poop.  Digested pollen from the serene wildscape of floral habitat.  I had to look it up on the internet to be certain.

Still…their soft hum makes me smile as I tend to the plants nearly every day.  The big bumble bees prefer blue salvia and the butterfly plant.  They’re also territorial.  I see them chase off the smaller honey bees from their favorite plants.

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bb1

hbee1

bb2

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I’ve long known that the driftwood sculpture hanging out on the porch is home to more than one solitary bee.  And it makes me happy to offer them a safe resting place.  See the little doorway to their bungalow?

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beehouse

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oh wait, there’s a tiny bit of movement in this other doorway—

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beeinherhome1.

she’s a little camera shy…

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beeinherhome2

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If I had more patience and confidence (standing up on a patio chair) I might have caught her in a better pose.

oh well.

hope you’ve had a wonderful weekend🙂

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. September 15, 2013 2:19 pm

    Beautiful photography.
    How wonderful to have these beautiful bees in your garden.

  2. September 16, 2013 11:23 am

    great photos!! I don’t think I’ve ever seen bee poop before. HA HA! Isn’t the internet great… everything you need to know about bee poop and so much more. Love the bees! And your flowers. 🙂

  3. September 18, 2013 6:49 pm

    What a wonderful way to spend a weekend, watching these tiny creatures and capturing them in photos. The details and rich colors are amazing. Thanks so much for sharing!

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