Bees Foraging Flowers

Bee sipping honeysuckle
Sipping honeysuckle

Bee on echinacea
Echinacea
Bees on scabious flower
Scabious
Bee on a toad lily (Tricyrtis)
Tricyrtis (toad lily)
Helenium and bees
Heleniums

Shared for Becky’s Square Perspectives. I was thinking these are bee’s eye views, but of course they are not: they’re my perspective of their perspective. I’m adding a landscape picture too:

Bees pollinating heleniums

Our library re-opened yesterday, on limited hours. To celebrate, I have requested six books from my To Read list. We have to pick them up in a timed slot, I think, and perhaps leave them for a few days before reading if we’re being cautious. As they are mainly about the natural world, I’ll list them:

Thor Hanson Buzz: The Nature and Necessity of Bees
Peter Wohlleben The Hidden Life of Trees
Richard Powers The Overstory
John Lewis-Stempel The Secret Life of the Owl

I’d have preferred Jean Vernon’s new book about bees as I’ve met her several times at shows and events and she’s lovely, but that wasn’t available so, for now, I’ve requested Thor Hanson’s book, which I’m sure will be well worth reading.

I believe we have to use libraries if we want to keep the service open, and as my home town is heading uncomfortably in the direction of Leicester on the list of places affected by Covid-19, a nicely stocked book pile will offer comfort if we slide back into lockdown. I hope wherever you are, you’re doing rather better than we are!

47 Replies to “Bees Foraging Flowers”

  1. I love watching bees as they forage. I especially like watching them climb in and out of the Penstemon and make their way around Monarda, checking out each tubular flower as they go.

    1. I like to watch them too. I’m just surprised I don’t have any pictures of them on Hylotelephium (or sedum as I think of it). Perhaps they move too fast on that.

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