pollinators and bee-catchers and more
Grown by Dr. B. Thyagarajan
In the flora tab there are other species of these in my neighborhood in the San Francisco Bay Area and opposite the Pacific in Kamakura, Japan, but this one in San Antonio, Texas seems to open only once, and at midday at that, and then closes and starts the fruiting – unique. Feedback welcomed.
Playing catch at the park we noticed what looked like fungus on a tree. Upon closer inspection it was a beehive – but unlike any I’ve seen before.
backwards edit, so it’s photo stills for 47 seconds and then the best video starts at 0:48 in the clip below. You can see the bees entering the trunk of the tree. They’d built this multi-tiered structure on its bark:
but these flowers – shot at this exact time of year, late January and February in 2009, a year which was also a drought year – are super rico. I was just adding them to the flora tab and stopped to watch and listen to the crazy loopy sound and visual here.
I mean for this to be projected very large, on a big wall, and with the soundtrack loud, but of course, on your phone or home computer it’s going to be REALLY loud. so mind, okay?