Sunday, June 5, 2016

Time to Smell the Roses

Brooklyn smells like roses this week. 
Well, maybe not everywhere -- but the parks smell great. I was home for a week-long stay-cation and I took a walk in nearby Brooklyn Bridge Park every day. The air was sweet with the scent of roses and I recommend a visit while they are still in bloom. And when you pause to smell them, take a look inside.
You might find a rose weevil, making holes.
Or a lovely half-green sweat bee.
Or maybe a honeybee with its pollen sacs full of yellow rose pollen. 
Or a Japanese beetle. Click on the photos to enlarge. 
Or even a pair of common eastern bumblebees double-teaming. 
There's lots more going on in there. Take a look. And a sniff. 

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