Garden Insects

After my luck finding Blue Banded Bees I was keen to try for more photos. I’m astonished at the energy the BB Bees use just zooming around, other bees seem to just cruise from one flower to another, taking their time to check out and sample the nectar supply. The BB Bees never seem to stop in one flower long enough to sample anything, they are supposed to be attracted to blue flowers. The only plants in my garden with blue flowers just now are Salvias and the particular variety doesn’t have nice open blooms easily accessible to bees so I decided to try and trick them. I bought some artificial blue flowers and sprayed them with sugar water. It didn’t work, the only things attracted were Paper Wasps! During the day I did get a couple of reasonable photos though.

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Author: macmsue

I’m a sister, wife, mother, grandmother, auntie and friend. I prefer to be outside and am interested in photography, nature and different cultures. I believe everything on this earth has a right to be here but some things and some people would be happiest if their space was far away from mine. (Flies and biting bugs take note!) I don’t like housework and think dust is Nature’s way of saying, “This is my space, I was here first.”

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