Buzzy Days   2 comments

Bumble Bee   –   I have tried to identify it in a hurry, just the same as I have tried to identify the plant it is feeding on. I have to concede defeat for the moment, though, as can’t at present invest the time it would take me to find out conclusively. The flowers are probably a kind of creeping thyme, it certainly looks like one, but I can’t figure out for the life of me why there is no scent. It has puzzled me ever since we moved into the property when I found it growing on the edge of the slabs.

As for the bumble bee, there are only a handful of species left  in the United Kingdom now, and it seems one of them likes this creeper with the thousands of tiny pink flowers. Years ago this time of year it would be covered and buzzing with honey bees but this summer I haven’t seen a single one one it. Only bumble bees, one species of them at that, and not too many of them.  Am I worried? Too right I am, we all should be!

Buzzy Days

Buzzy Days

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  1. Amazing shot, yet again, Sonja. I got a chuckle out of your description of how you went about capturing it — I find that to be a very effective mode of operation . . . some of the time. 😀 I was immediately taken with this fellow’s fuzziness. Whoever thought a bee could look cuddly. LOL

    Keep your chin up and all that. Hope the busyness slows down for you soon.

    • Thank you, Kari, the method of the three dozen shots definitely yields results, – usually, anyway 😉 And of course bumble bees are cuddly, just as long as you avoid annoying them, that is, the sting might not be quite so cuddly 😉 But bumble bees are pretty placid fellows, not like honey bees or wasps. And they look cute, that is worth risking the sting 😉

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