Carpenter Bees – 6/1/2016


This is an example of the hole the bees make, Its on the under side of the railing next to the white beam.


This is what the predator did to get too the bees. I’m guessing it was a woodpecker.

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The only real winners here appear to be the ants!

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Bees – 7.4

Danelle is very proud of her work as an ecologist. I’m also proud that she is making a difference in the world just a little bit at a time. One of her passions is clean water. To help with that, she installed a rain garden in the front of our house. It gathers a fair amount of rainwater from our roof and holds it for a few hours after rain to help prevent flooding. The garden part of this is most interesting. There are a variety of natural plants that flower throughout the spring and summer. I noticed that there were a variety of bees that frequented the flowers. They ranged in size from small to quite large. This album is photos of the bees from a single day in the life of our rain garden.

I’ll be honest and state that Danelle took most of the good close photos. I didn’t have any desire to get that close to the bees even with a zoom. But she is brave and went quite near to get the shots.