Tag Archives: Bombus


Red-belted Bumbler

  While reviewing and rebuilding Lightroom libraries, I came across this image from 2011: an early-May red-belted bumblebee that stumbled out of a pasque flower. In the picture below she is arching her back and […]

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The Sunday Roundup 3

Winter in Alberta. [embedplusvideo height=”400″ width=”600″ standard=”http://www.youtube.com/v/jLQ8LhDfyUw?fs=1″ vars=”ytid=jLQ8LhDfyUw&width=600&height=400&start=&stop=&hd=0&react=1&chapters=¬es=” id=”ep1941″ /] As a Landscape Gardener, my winters are slow: I have a garden or two to design, some projects to plan and income tax to figure-out, but otherwise my […]

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The Beginning and the End of Bombus moderatus (Cresson 1863)

I decided to check out if Dave’s Bombus (see previous post) was visiting our garden, and sure enough I found a specimen working at the blooms of Heliopsis ‘Summer Sun’. I had to run inside […]

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Red-belted Bumblebee

  One of the most successful early spring-flowering plants in our garden is the European Pasque Flower, Pulsatilla vulgaris. It provides me with a source for some of the first home-based bug photographs of the year. The […]

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