Posts Tagged ‘pollen’

Photo Friday: To Know a Male

September 21, 2018

Many people still get confused with how to tell a male from a female Monarch butterfly.  All you do is look at the bottom wings.  If there are two black spots along the stripes, it’s a male.  Those spots are for the pheromones.

Male Monarch

First Look Photo: Gathering Pollen

September 5, 2018

It’s that time of the year again where the monarch butterflies gather before the long trek south.

Gathering Pollen

First Look Photo: Hay Fever Nightmare

July 12, 2017

Early in the morning, on my way home from work, I stopped at a bench to take a drink, and noticed what looked like a strange mist coming off some weeds.  Upon closer inspection, I discovered it wasn’t a mist, it was pollen being kicked up by the bumble bees landing on them.  Hay fever sufferers beware!

Gathering Pollen 2

Day 46: Sweet Blossom

February 8, 2012

Sweet Blossom

 

Bees busy themselves about

Collecting pollen from

Sweet blossoms

To share with the hive

To make the sweet, sweet nectar

Honey.