My camera is dead -_-

Dead as door knob in fact. So any pictures posted until I get a new one one will be old or I will come back and put new ones in. I found an absolute steal on a refurbished one very similar to my old one, so I think I will get it. I really want one with a micro lens so I can take all sorts of cool micro shots; maybe when I get enough pocket change^^ Suggestions on an affordable camera capable of detailed close ups?

Into the Brood Chambers

There’s a lot to see in this picture I took while rearranging this hive’s brood chamber.

Honey bees

One pair of workers are communicating with their antenna in the bottom left corner. A little closer to the middle from the left are two workers passing nectar to one another with their probosci. Just below them is a blurry worker tending to a larval bee (you can see her butt hanging out of the comb). A little more to the right from her is a worker with yellow pollen balls on the comb-like hairs of her back legs. This pollen will be used to feed the babies. And finally the bees in the upper left corner are flying out of the box; they were not happy with me poking around in their nursery!

Of Mushrooms and Nook-cases

I love mushrooms. They are delicious and cute at the same time (at least the edible ones), and someday I would like to learn how to gather them myself. Unfortunately that’s probably one of those things I can’t teach myself; one little mushroom looks much the same as the next, especially when all you have to go by is pictures in old books with not-so-good pictures.

Mushroom Family
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