So this week Tina’ let us choose our own theme. I am, perhaps unsurprisingly, going for some glorious bees to remind us of last summer and to help us look forward to next year. They are mostly bumblebees but I had to include the beautiful solitary mining bee too.
This week we are being encouraged to look up and down. In nature there is much to see above our heads. Like wonderful birds soaring.
But I think I spend more of my time looking down, especially as bees and flowers!!
Here in Ireland, we find ourselves in lockdown again. So we have to stay within 5km of our homes. So for this week’s lens artist challenge it was a case of heading back over the year’s photos and seeing what types of treats there were.
Seeing and being able to photograph wildlife is always a treat for me.
Some of our wild pollinators are back. We have been seeing the odd bumblebee flying over the last few days but today was a lovely sunny day and I actually got some photos. Nothing stops the spring.
As it is coming to the end of pollinator season for 2019, it seemed an appropriate time to have a celebration of all the magic off pollinators and the work they do.
Butterflies and moths are only incidental pollinators, it is the bees and hoverflies that visit the flowers for both nectar and pollen.
Here are some more magical pollinators.