Thursday, July 30, 2015

Bumble Bee

 While hunting for dragonflies, I came across this bumble bee. The large orange pockets caught my eye. I have never seen this before.
When I reached home, I looked it up and found these to be pollen  sacs. Bumble bees gather much pollen, compress it and store it in the baskets attached to their hind legs. For a better explanation of this process, visit:
Despite appearing to have a very full load, it continued to gather pollen, continuously flitting around making it difficult to photograph.

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