20 July 2010

Bumble bee and echinops or Look at the pollen sacs on that one!

13 comments:

CherryPie said...

Oh that is just beautiful.

jams o donnell said...

Thanks Cherie!

Sean Jeating said...

Wonderful creature.
... Ah, well, of course, you too, Jams. :)

jams o donnell said...

They are indeed Sean.. better than me!

Claude said...

Beautiful...but it nearly came off the screen when I enlarged the photo. I said, "Please, please stay with the flower. Nothing sweet and nourishing in here."

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Good lord. I know they're wonderful but I'd be scared to get that close!

Ruth said...

It does look very impressive when you enlarge the photo, but not really to be scared of as bumble bees rarely sting (and only the females can, the males have no sting)

James Higham said...

Pollen sacs - vital topic today.

Dragonstar said...

That's a great photo Jams! Bumblebees are so good at collecting pollen. We see them a lot on our Hebe.

jams o donnell said...

Thansk! Welshcakes they are usually harmless. James, given the decline in bee numbers it is more important than you think!

Deborah Lake said...

And don't forget the paper wasps! They are cool too. *snickering at pollen sacs*

Jams, see http://hypatiaofcalifornia.blogspot.com/2010/07/25-greatest-fictional-lawyers-who-are.html

Stan said...

Wow, that's a beauty. The bee, the flower, the photo, and the moment.

jams o donnell said...

But do they have pollen sacs ike that Deb!

Thanks Stan!