Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Cold wet bee

There were many bees visiting the bottle brush bush yesterday, which is now in full flower. While it had been raining on and off during the day, the bees disappearede and reappeared as soon as the sun came out. I watched a bee on the bottle brush when it stared to rain
The bee hid on the underside of the flower. This time it did not stop raining and as it got dark I noticed the bee was still there.
This morning I noticed the bee was still there. I expected it to be dead as it was very wet and probably cold. However I touched the bee and it moved a leg.
So I carefully brought the bee inside to dry off and warm up. After a while it started to move around the container and so I took it to the door and away it flew.

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