Making More Buckeyes

The buckeye tree has an unusual flower arrangement.  The flowers aren’t too showy, and seem to be in a configuration that makes landing on them difficult for bees.  Yet they must have pretty good nectar and pollen rewards, because the bees spend a lot of time hovering near them in order to get their meals.  Bumblebees and honey bees hang around them.  I don’t see many of the smaller bees around them, however–they seem to prefer other flowers.

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About the roused bear

Nature photographer from central Iowa.
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