|Honeybee on Flower Bulb|
|Pollen Collecting Makes for a Busy Bee|
So we can be certain that this guy has, in fact, been a busy little bee. :)The back leg is the most interesting leg. This has rows of little brushes called pollen combs which are used to pass pollen up the leg. As it makes this journey, the pollen is moistened with a bit of nectar so the bee can knead it into a pellet and then place it on a spike that we call the "pollen sack".
|Clouds Over Volo Bog|
|A Break in the Clouds|
|Common Darter, a Long Way from Home?|
|Common Darter, Face First|
|Buckeye: Side View|
|Buckeye: Facing Front|
|Yellow Bee on Goldenrod|
That's ten... I'm maybe half-way done with the shots from this hike. All in all, it was a pretty good day behind the camera.