Category Archives: Bees and Insects

Mid-summer Garden

This obliging little fellow, only about 15mm long, was happy to pose, oblivious to the lens, as he busily collected nectar. Sony A-900 – Tamron 90mm 2.8 Macro  – ISO 200 – f6.7 – 1/500 Advertisements

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Crocus in Spring – April 2014

  Spring is finally deciding to show its face and with it come the early spring flowers like this crocus which attract honey bees, newly awakened from their winter slumber. Sony A-900 – Tamron 90mm 2.8 Macro  – ISO 200 – f8 … Continue reading

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Woodlot Walk – 29 April 2013

What a glorious day for a walk in the woodlot! It’s warm with bright sunlight, and the blackflies might be about but they haven’t started biting yet. The buds are bursting and the first leaves are coming out; the annual … Continue reading

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Unexpected Portrait

  When you live in a house over a century old, in a moderate Maritime climate, sharing the house with other creatures becomes second nature. Spiders and other insects are common, even in winter. This winter it’s been Ladybugs. We’ve … Continue reading

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Bee on Jerusalem Artichoke

Late summer and the Jerusalem Artichokes come into bloom. Despite their bright yellow colour and the happy way they swing in the breezes, they always bring out a hint of sadness in me, harbingers as they are, of the cold … Continue reading

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Purple Coneflower and Visitors

  On a hot, sultry day, hardly typical of our cool Maritime climate, these two visitors vied for the most desirable spot on this beautiful Purple Coneflower.

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Autumn Meadowhawk at Tusket River

  The Autumn Meadowhawk, Sympetrum vicinum , is typically the last species of dragonfly to emerge each year. This beautiful example was resting on a guardrail leading to the Wilson Road bridge over the Tusket River in the Municipality of … Continue reading

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Hover Over Rose of Sharon

It’s late summer and all the bees are making up for lost time, collecting nectar. This industrious little fellow hovers over a Rose of Sharon, or Hibiscus syriacus flower before borrowing down to the good stuff deep within. After a few … Continue reading

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Bee on Thistle

The honey bees have been extremely busy this past week. So many blooms are available. This specimen and dozens of his buddies were busy chowing down on the nectar from domestic thistles in our garden., Sony A-900 – Tamron 90mm … Continue reading

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Bees and Allium

The large Allium are coming into bloom and the bees are going nuts. Sometimes up to 5 bees congregate on one head. Sony A-900 – Tamron 70-200mm – f 2.8 – 200mm – ISO 400 – f11 – 1/60.

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