August

On these warm, sometimes hot, summer days, there aren’t too many wildflowers in bloom for honeybees or bumblebees.
The flowers and soft berries (like blueberries and huckleberries) of earlier summer are gone.

Still, I love looking for bumblebees; each species has distinctive stripes and coloring.
They can fly more than one mile from their colony looking for pollen and nectar!

What kind of bees do you see? What flowers are they foraging on?

(webresource: http://www.discoverlife.org/bee; http://www.xerces.org/bees)

Posted by Ellie Homesly

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