Thursday, October 8, 2009

In my brother's garden today

Bumble Bee on Celosia Bloom

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Celosia - Amaranth Family. Also Cockscomb and Wooly Flower. These red flowers have been blooming since August and are just beginng to wind down. They are popular with
butterflies and bees which are currently swarming around them.

Bumble bees - Family Apodea, Genus Bomba These bumble bees collect pollen in baskets of stiff hairs on their hind feet. Their lip forms a long tube for sucking nectar from flowers which is converted to honey in the bee's digestive tract.

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