I have changed up my blog site all and you may notice I have taken blogs I follow off from my widgets. This is because I seem to stop getting peoples post on my reader after the allotted 50 blogs I follow is complete. I have also finally managed to do an gravator which is of a bumble bee as I have no good photo’s of myself. Probably from a life time of being camera shy.
I had wanted to mention here that my bumble population has increased a great deal from last year. They seem to be as many as twenty and still buzz around with a great deal of playfulness. I need to get more time to post this information to bumblebeewatch.org. Here is a map I found on their site that shows the areas of reported bumble bee reports but can not find the list of the species of these bumbles.
Bumble Bee map
As I said I uploaded my pictures to the www.bumblebeewatch.org site and added the extr a details them wanted, while doing so I noticed they wanted numbers as well. So as I was wrapping up on the outside chores this evening I noticed five bumblebees flying over my roof chasing each other and seeming to be enjoying themselves. Makes me think they may have a nest on the top of my roof. So the final report on the bumblebee is done but if you would please take the time to send a report to the bumblebee watch with photo’s to help them keep up with dying species of these bees.
Most of these shots are in mid air and from the side these bumblebees are very cautious and at time one of them tried to drive me off. Still I got some shots and I will send them in and report my sightings this afternoon but first I want to share my garden bumblebee with you.
I got very curious about the bumblebees this spring when I noticed how curious one was of me. One had landed on my porch railing and while I studied it the bee studied me. He was a almost one inch fat bee with a hairy body and large eyes. By the way it study me I thought it may have been well it seem strange to me so I looked them up and discovered that there are 250 species of bumble bees in the world and they usually inhabit Northern Hemisphere with the exception of an relative that lives in the South American.
The bumblebee like the honey bee is having problems and are dying off. So as with the honey bees it is important to help out by planting flowers and vegetables the bees can eat.
I have signed up for a bumblebee watch and if I can get a picture I am going to send my information in that I have not only sighted them but they live by me somewhere. Loving my purple lady banks. I am not sure of the species as well I am only thought of the bumblebee as a bumblebee and as a child I would sit outside and listen to their soft humming buzz in the heat of the day and just let my thoughts drift away. I guess that is why I have always liked bumblebees. Here is the link for the bumblebee watch www.bumblebeewatch.org I hope to get a photo of them they seem to be shy of my camera I believe it is the light reflexing off of it but I am on a mission now to report my sighting of them.