The cold snap combined with the rain took the bees by storm. They were clustered to various late summer blossoms Friday and Saturday, stunned if not lost. But yesterday, the air warmed, and by afternoon the sun was out. The goldenrods at Fort Tilden were alight with a few of these hardy little beasts. Note the pollen smeared everywhere. The pollination year comes to an end, but the last of this year’s bumblebees soldier on.
Posts Tagged 'insects'
Tags: bees, Fort Tilden, insects, plants
Tags: Brooklyn, Green-Wood, insects, mammals
The other day I wondered what our Common Ravens are eating. They are greatly attracted to carrion; but how much carrion is found in New York City? This young Raccoon was gone the next day: presumably staff cleaned it away. The natural process of decomposition had already begun. Scavenger wasps and flies that lay their eggs on carrion were at work. Granted, this may gross some people out; but without these insects, without all the other carrion-phages, the bacteria, insects, birds, mammals, we would be neck-high in corpses.
Tags: Brooklyn, dragonflies, insects, invertebrates
Tags: Bush Terminal, butterflies, Green-Wood, insects, invertebrates
Tags: beetles, Brooklyn, Green-Wood, insects, invertebrates
Tags: bees, Green-Wood, insects, invertebrates