Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Today I walked at Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery. There are two trees at this cemetery that are home to two large colonies of bees. I don't know what kind of bees because I don't like to get too close! All summer long, I'd see them flying fast and furious to and from their respective trees. Today it was pretty cold and I wondered what happens to the bees in the winter. I was daydreaming and forgot about the first tree but snapped myself out of my reverie for the second and was surprised to find a large number of bees clinging to the outside of the tree their hive was (is?) in. It's a blue gum (Eucalyptus globulus). A few of them would fly half-heartedly about the tree and then come back to the group hug.