Sunday, June 01, 2008

The latest & greatest backyard accessory

A ball of bees! I went out to check on my plants this evening and found them in my orange tree. They've swarmed away from their hive (perhaps the hive they were part of decided to split) and are using my tree as a rest stop while they send out scouts to look for a new place to live. I doubt they will stay in the tree, as it seems a little exposed and unstable, but I hope they don't go too far away. Pollinators are always useful, and since I don't have a pool or people running around with bare feet in the backyard I'm not too worried about stings. In these tough times (for bees), it's nice to be a safe oasis for wildlife.

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