Dawn has been leading K-5th grade students in a nature study rotation as part of SAU6 and Claremont Parks n Rec summer learning program. The children spend the morning at Maple Avenue Elementary continuing their school work and are bused to the Claremont Savings Bank Community Center in the afternoon for art, nature study, sports, and swimming. About 175 students have attended each week. They are practicing observations skills as they study flowers, bugs, rocks, water, and fo
I was at my garden early one morning and noticed bumblebees sleeping on flowers. Bumblebees usually nest in small colonies under the ground or near the ground. I read that they really like to take over old mouse nest because they have bedding inside.
Bumblebees aren't the only bees that sleep on flowers. Bees found on a petal bed are possibly male bees that are not allowed back in the nest or females that got caught out when the temperature dropped and need to wait to warm u