May 2020 Photos

Bee on Poached egg plant flowers

Photo by Nic Perrin

Light grey pollen

Photo by Nic Perrin

In the right hand photo you can see just how much pollen the bee has got on itself. This is deliberate by the flowers so that when the bee visits the next flower in the patch it'll transfer pollen to the next flower thus fertilizing the flowers and ensuring the seed is produced.
The plant is Poached Egg Plant. It self-seeds every year and produces a thick spread of flowers. This patch attracts plenty of bees.
Photos by Nic Perrin