PHOTOPAGE 399

   

   

 

Early September 2009

Plenty of Honeybees and it's kind of comforting to see the softer side of wasps and bees crawling about the flowers. Wasps don't store pollen as bees do, but apparently eat it as an energy source. 

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399.11 Dame's Rocket Hesperis matronalis

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399.12 Pokeweed Berries Phytolacca  9-14 canal pokeweed berries 2 ps rz.jpg (548897 bytes)

399.13 Pokeweed Berries (mature) 

   

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399.1 Honeybee Apis mellifera  

Here's a video of hornets destroying a bee colony - a little creepy, but riveting.

And here's a link to an article on certain bee's defensive tactics.

 

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399.2 Bald Faced Hornet Dolichovespula maculata

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399.3 Unidentified Black Wasp 

As Autumn begins, I see groups of students running in packs along the path. Why they do this is a mystery to me and not to be found on Wikipedia ;-)

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 399.4 Sunflower Helianthus  

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399.5 Perilla Mint Perilla frutescens

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399.6 Cabbage White Pieris rapae 

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399.7 Iris iris

 

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399.9 Running and Mugging Hominidae

 

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399.8 Sunflowers

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399.10 Tachinid Fly   

 

 

   

 
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