All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Devil's Walkingstick</strong> close-up
<em>Aralia spinosa</em><br> 
These bees were among several that were on the flowers. All of the bees were motionless, I thought they might be dead. Since it was a warm day they were not too cold to move ...
Devil's Walkingstick close-up
Aralia spinosa

These bees were among several that were on the flowers. All of the bees were motionless, I thought they might be dead. Since it was a warm day they were not too cold to move as sometimes happens in the early spring. When I blew on them gently they moved slowly. They acted as though they might have been intoxicated! Some flowers can produce an addictive, narcotic-like chemical in their nectar, perhaps that is the case here?!

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