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.