Friday, June 29, 2007

Purple-flowering raspberry

Purple-flowering raspberry
Originally uploaded by wereldmuis.

While letterboxing on Sleeping Giant today, I came across this interesting plant. After a bit of hunting, I think I've identified it as a purple-flowering raspberry. It was very attractive to insects. Here, a very small insect is getting drunk on pollen. A larger bee kept hovering around, and would often kick this smaller insect out of the way to start its own frantic pollen harvest.

There are a few of these flowering plants currently blooming along the red circle trail.

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