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Thursday, May 01, 2008

May Backlog #1

I have seen a lot of critters so far this month, and here it is the eve of the ides of a post-less May. Turning back the calendar to the beginning of the month this wild-eyed female carpenter bee, xylocopa varipunctata, offers you Greetings and Welcome to the merry month of May. Males of the species have been seen flying, too, as well as the previously unseen in this vicinity bumble bee, Bombus californicus making for a lot of large furry flying objects in our airspace.

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