Bee Attracting Plants

2 thoughts on “Bee Attracting Plants”

  1. This is a fab post! I don’t think people realise how critical bees and other pollinators are to our everyday lives! Thanks for sharing their plight :). Beautiful photography, too. So much colour. ❤ I thought you might also find it interesting to know that the insect in your third photo from the top is actually a type of fly, not a bee. There are some really amazing bee-mimics out there!

    A few key features to look out for are 1) the wings: bees have four wings, but flies have two wings. 2) the eyes: bee eyes are long, oval, and on the side of their 'face', whereas fly eyes are large, round and cover much of the face (this is often the most obvious difference to see), 3) the antennae: whilst some bee antennae are straight, many bees have elbowed or kinked antennae. As for flies, many have short, stubby, or hair-thin antennae. If you can't see the antennae, you're probably looking at a fly.

    Looking forward to seeing more of your nature posts! 🙂

    Like

    1. Hi there,

      Apologies for my late reply! Thank you very much for taking the time to comment 🙂

      Yes you’re very right, it is not a bee. Silly me, I should have referenced that, but I wanted to include it in this post as I liked the picture so much and I figured the little guy was still doing some pollinating 🙂

      There are indeed some pretty impressive bee-mimics! Always keeping my eyes peeled for picture opportunities!

      Thank you again and I hope you will enjoy what is to come…….

      Sarah

      Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply to earthbysea Cancel reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s