Melissa Fischer. wild in Michigan. naturalist

The Queen decides babies’ gender.

A Queen bee has the power to decide if her eggs will grow into males or females.

Bumble bees visit the same stretch of flowers daily if nectar and pollen are available. This bodes well to a spring and summer seeing Bumble bees.

Bumble bee

Some animal took apart the tray feeder during the night. The chipmunk is finishing off the sunflower seeds under the feeder and about to knock the tray off the stand.

After the House Sparrow took over the bluebird nest, I cleared the old bluebird nest and left the box open for a few days. I close the box again Saturday and the bluebirds were claiming the box again.

A Male Eastern Bluebird


2 responses

  1. Amy

    Great pictures!!!

    April 26, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    • melissakoski

      Thanks Aim!

      April 27, 2011 at 6:57 am


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