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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