Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Pollen Baskets

Lenore's beautiful picture over at her blog reminded me of a picture I took last month of a bee slurping the nectar out of an azalea bloom at Duke Gardens. Since I know next to nothing about bees, I was perplexed about the gobs of yellow on its legs so I looked it up. I was afraid something was wrong with the bee, but thankfully no. Pollen baskets are what they are called. If I learned that in school in science class at some point, I had completely forgotten it. The picture may have captured a couple of droplets of nectar falling away from the bloom as well. Messy eater?

Happy Springtime, Durham!

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