Friday, February 18, 2011

Flower Petal Pretty (Solitary Bee Nests)

"Scientists have recently discovered a rare, solitary type of bee that makes tiny little nests by plastering together flower petals. Each nest is a multicolored, textured little cocoon - a papier-mache husk surrounding a single egg, and protecting it while it metamorphoses into an adult."

Cool, huh? Read the whole NPR article here.


Amanda said...

I LOVE solitary bees. I used to have a few that I could watch from my kitchen window. They were so busy and determined with their oversized petal piece. Sadly one day my husband was washing the car and "helped me" by cleaning all the mud off the walls. He didn't realize what he was doing, and they haven't been back.

Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea said...

How cute. Have a good weekend. Love the puppies.