Frogs, swallows and bumblebees

This video says about itself:

Sir David Attenborough uses a thermal imaging camera to demonstrate the ingenious way a queen bumble bee heats up in the cold morning air to beat the insect traffic. Brilliant video from BBC animal and wildlife show ‘Life in the Undergrowth‘.

7 September 2013.

Still in Losdorp.

Near the cemetery, edible frog sound. Barn swallows flying.

Field bindweed flowers.

Dragonflies and craneflies at the cemetery. But less than yesterday: yesterday was warm; during the night it rained; now, it is colder.

A snail. I did not see one here yesterday. The rainy weather brought it out.

Along the path, flowers attract a stone bumblebee and an early bumblebee.

Back in the garden, a silver Y moth.

The case of the massive (50,000) bumblebee kill in Oregon has been settled. The court ruled that the bumblebees were killed by improper pesticide application. The pesticide, dinotefutan, was to blame. The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) found that: 1) the linden trees were clearly in bloom; 2) Dinotefuran label states that the pesticide is known to be hazardous to bees when applied onto flowering trees in bloom; and 3) it was a violation of label instructions to use the pesticide under the circumstances: here.

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