This photo was shot by my mum. I was so excited about it, that I asked her if I could use it. Thanks 🙂 The hornet looks like having a really hard work to tear the cocoon away! A tough work, a heavy load. See the claws holding tight to the grass and the jawContinue reading “hornet, busy with a cocoon”
The local beekeepers did build a house for bees and interested people as a kind of educational concept. It is perfect for my personal interest in taking pictures of bees 🙂
Looking for nectar in a calendula and cornflowers. Both medicinal plants. The bees might use the healing contents as well for treats? The cornflower can be used in teas and helps the gall bladder and the liver to work properly. Like a tonic! The calendula is used in teas or tinctures as an antiviral andContinue reading “health food”
Thirsty bees in the bee’s pub. They seem to be chatting about the fountains water supply. It gets less this year
In the sun, its warm. And it seems safe on the wooden block where they were only seen by chance. At first sight I thought the little one is a lost tail of the big one! Only my camera zoom and slowly coming closer did show the cute little reptile.
This was the day of the Silver-washed fritillary weddings. There were many of them fluttering about in flutters. German: Kaisermantel, the emperor’s coat. That fits!
There is a net of hornets in the soil at my work’s parking lot! As they are a protected species, there is protection put up for both, human and insects. A red and white striped barrier. Why not black and yellow? I learned: Honets are wasps. They have a very thin wasp waist (see images).HornetsContinue reading “Bee’s relatives”
Another bee’s neighbour! What a giant hopper, well armed. When I zoomed into this picture I thought this is a comic illustrated super heroes special armor. And look at those antennas! Twice as long as the bug itself. The eyes? Extraordinary!
I did it again! Got it in the air 🙂 I was so thrilled, that I didn’t look at the flower properly. So I can’t find out, what kind of blossom this is. Can anyone help??