Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Bumble Bees





I find all the different sorts of bumble bees in my garden fascinating. Where I grew up in Minnesota we just had one sort... a big black and yellow bee. Here are two that were on my lilac today. The first is a tan bee about twice the size of a honey bee. The second is just huge, probably three quarters of an inch long and nearly as wide. The orange band around it's middle was absolutely vibrant in the sun. This is at 6800 feet in the Sandia mountains. I wish I knew the names of them.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Beth* A. said...

Neat photos.
BTW, I always make a point of reading your commments over on B5.
Very insightful, and usually from an angle I hadn't considered - not that that's hard ;-), I'm just saying it points something I would've missed out to me. Thanks!

7:19 PM  
Blogger Synova said...

Wow, you're welcome. :-)

Half the time I wonder if I'm even coherent. LOL. Blackfive is a fantastic blog, I really like hanging out where most people are smarter than I am even if sometimes I open my mouth and afterward wish I hadn't.

Thanks for leaving a note. It made my day.

11:40 AM  

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