Friday, July 17, 2009

Nosing Around the Butterfly Garden

No butterflies were in the butterfly garden today, but we had a very industrious ant hauling its catch off to home:

and a couple of bees busy in the milkweed:

I don't think I'll ever tire of photographing milkweed - the flowers are just too interesting. I like this shot because it captured buds, a bud partially open, and fully open flowers:

1 comment:

  1. Looks like you also captured the milkweed's pollinia, the little sacks of pollen connected by threads that wrap around the bee's feet when they slip into the slits on the flower head. At least, I think that's what that yellow blob on the bee's leg is. Great photos!