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Honey Bee & Gray Nickerbean | by bob in swamp
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Honey Bee & Gray Nickerbean

A surprisingly "tall" honey bee visiting the altar of the flying seagull. Many blossoms of the gray nickerbean plant (Caesalpinia bonduc) have a distinctive red "flying bird" design on one of their petals. This photo was taken early Friday morning at Munyon Island while the nickerbeans were buzzing with pollinators humming happy harmonies! Honey bees, carpenter bees, leafcutter bees, halictid bees and butterflies all joined in making sure their will be plenty of sea beans next year.

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Taken on September 27, 2013