cody bear's friends

the boys are back!!
June 20, 2009, 8:13 pm
Filed under: bees, insects, nature, photography, wildlife | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

i can’t believe how lucky i am!  for the second year in a row there is an aggregation of one of my favorite bees…the agapostemon!

they’re back, and this time….i have a macro on hand!

aggies09last year we discovered them in august and they hung around till mid november, numbers dwindling near the end of that time.  it was sad.

i didn’t want them to leave. i was sure the next generation wouldn’t approve of my trees.  but they’ve returned.

two nights in a row they have been on the same branch, a bunch of males, just under 50 or so, bedding down for the night.  (last year they were on a tree right next to them on a slightly lower branch.

aggies2around 10pm the bulk of the bees have landed.  they spend much of the night walking over eachother, looking for the perfect spot.   late into the night they settle down into a deep sleep, eyes still appearing to be open, but antennae dropped in slumber.  they’re early risers, gone before i wake up around 6-6:30 ish.

i feel very lucky to have this interesting wildlife situation right outside my back door.

oh, and by the way…if you want to see other photos of small things from nature, you can visit my photoblog.

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Whoa, I never knew bees were green, or that they have such big eyes. I guess my elementary school sucked. Awesome shots. And by the way I looove your header on this blog. It’s really nice

Comment by todaysnewsart

thanks todaysnewsart!
glad you found our blog!

Comment by goodbear

Guess who just got back today?
Them wild-eyed bees that had been away
Haven’t changed, haven’t much to say
But man, I still think them bees are crazy …

Comment by Dennis the Vizsla

Wow. It looks like a scene from some horror movie! Great photos

Comment by daisydog

thanks daisydog!

nice poem dennis!

Comment by goodbear

Those look cool and scare me a bit. Beautiful photo though!

Comment by S. Le

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