Sunday, July 31, 2016

Bumble Bees and Fireweed

A pair of bumble bees enjoying a patch of fireweed along Highway 61 just north of Grand Marais, MN.  I was on my way to Grand Marais when I noticed this beautiful patch of fireweed.  What I didn't know when I pulled over to take pictures of the flowers is that the patch was filled with hundreds of bumble bees.  The bees were really working the flowers over.  They only stayed on one flower for a few seconds at a time, so it was difficult to get a good photograph of them.  I spent about an hour photographing the bees.  It was challenging but fun!

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