Sunday, May 22, 2011

The Pollinators of UW - River Falls

The following pictures were taken at the UW-River Falls campus on Saturday, May 21st, 2011. It had rained all morning but was clear, sunny, and heating up all afternoon. I spent a few hours walking around and didn't find much in the way of what I looking for, but then came upon a few blossoming trees that must have been at just the right stage to attract the bees.

I'm not sure what type of bee is in the first two pictures. The third and fourth are bumblebees and the final six are honeybees. I really like the honeybee with the hugely full pollen baskets on her back legs. She must be an overachiever!

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theolsons said...

incredible photography and what a miracle! The day you took these photos was Osten's first birthday, so I am going to enjoy them knowing that they were captured on his special day!

Anonymous said...

I am having a crabby day, no go reason for one either and am being really lazy- dodging work at all costs and now I am happy. The pictures are beautiful, thank you,

Book club Beth

Torey said...

Thanks to both of you for the kinds words! I'm glad that people found their own reasons to enjoy the photos. That's the perfect reason for art (if I may be so bold) to exist - for individuals to make it their own in a special way.