Something of a rare privilege to catch site of the endangered leopard snake in the background.
A global effort needs to be made to protect bees and other pollinators.
A working partnership that pays huge dividends.
Whenever I look at this photo I have to smile – there’s a bee inside that I watched for two or three minutes.
Round and round he went until I tapped on the end of a petal and left my finger there.
He crawled out on my fingernail doing a little dance flexing his wings and mumbling to himself then fired up the engine and became airborne.
He was so heavily laden with pollen I wasn’t sure he could achieve liftoff.
As a child I never saw a plane overhead and wanted to fly, but I would see bees and butterflies and wish I had wings.
Whenever you see a lone bee such as the one above you can be assured it’s an advance scout and more will follow.
If you look closely you can see how pollen laden his legs are, when he returns to the hive to dance out the news and directions he’ll be able to provide a sample as well.
When you take everything into consideration humanity has evolved into an invasive species, our host the earth doesn’t benefit from our presence and it seems to only be getting worse.
Better if we all attempted to create a symbiotic relationship like the one between bees, butterflies, and plant life – better if we made an effort to preserve and cultivate rather than ravage and deplete – better if we moved beyond the concept of dominion over all things.