Monday, October 26, 2009

Common Eastern Bumblebee: Last Insect of the Season?

This year the fall weather has been wetter and cooler than last year. Most of the wildflowers are ‘done’ for the season. There are a few dandelions, goldenrod and a couple of flowers left on the butterfly bush. This Common Eastern Bumblebee is among the last insects of the season.

During the day, they are feeding on the few remaining wildflowers...

In the evening they settle where they can. This one has taken refuge in one of the last flowers on the butterfly bush.
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