It Caught My Eye: Cactus Flower Bees

It’s that time of year again, when the neighbor’s tall cactus busts out with its gorgeous night-blooming flowers, and this morning I was drawn to the activity going on at one of the blossoms as a group of bees tried to frantically score some last-minute pollen before the bloom called “Last call!” and closed up shop for the day. I was just amazed at how the bees just wallowed around in there, gettin’ some.

UPDATE (8:10 a.m.): Well, after dozens of minutes and thousands of braincells wasted trying to get the @#$%&&*[email protected] YouScrude embed link to go from FAIL to function, there’s a still from the clip above and you can take your pick fromĀ  the YouTube link andĀ  the Quicktime vidlink.

PS. You might recall this timelapse I compiled of one of the flower’s last year sloooowly opening across an evening.

2 Replies to “It Caught My Eye: Cactus Flower Bees”

  1. Fascinating – both the video and the timelapse. I feel like I’ve already taken a hike and I haven’t even had my saturday morning coffee.

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