Wake Up, Sleepy!

Found this Yellow-faced bumble bee snoozing while I gardened today. Tried to place the species, but it turns out there are two virtually identical species here along the coast, Pyrobombus caliginosus or vosnesenskii. What a handful of names right? I really get a kick out of the Pyrobombus part!

I decided not to pass up the chance to shoot the flowers themselves, too, so I started snapping and dropped the camera strap right into the floral bed of the bumble bee.

She was sluggish enough she didn’t fly off, but instead looked like she remembered what she was doing.

Oh yea…pollen.

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