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Busy Busy Bee…

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on October 26, 2013 by telescoper

I saw this the other day and thought I’d post it here because it’s so fascinating. I’ve seen a few of these little bees on the Falmer campus of the University of Sussex, actually, but didn’t know what they were and  pay much attention to them. The species is Osmia bicolor, a beautiful solitary bee that inhabits chalk grassland and nests in old snail shells. This one is bringing pieces of grass to camouflage the shell in which she has nested; the video was filmed on the University of Sussex campus.