All the Species in My Yard

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June’s buzzsaws: bumblebees July 28, 2009

Filed under: Insects — Martin John Brown @ 1:34 pm
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Just when the two-year stint of construction on my corner ended, a new kind of work crew showed up: bumblebees, mobbing the fireweed, and especially the purple Ceanothus flowers.  There were so many and they were so loud that occasionally I just could not sit in the side yard with my morning coffee without groaning please, SHUT UP! Do you have to be so frigging INDUSTRIOUS?

photo: flickr user LeeLeFever, used under CC

photo: flickr user LeeLeFever, used under CC

And this for a genus that is generally in trouble — though perhaps between my yard and this Transformer, people are starting to cut them a little slack.