Sunflower Safari

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Sunflowers to the north of us, sunflowers to the south of us. We are surrounded. The farmer planted them later than everyone else’s, as usual. And they are now at their peak.

Dallas declared it time for a Nature Walk, to principally check out the bee activity on the sunflowers. And also to see what other bugs and butterflies are out and about.

True enough, the sunflowers were abuzz.


Coming up to midday, and its getting hot.


The thistles and teasels were also teeming with life. Butterflies, beetles and bumblebees…




Spiders and wasps…



But the key thing is that those honey bees are out working their little socks off, and very soon we will be able to see if they have managed to perform their alchemy. And transform sunflower dust into scrummy honey.


Honey harvest in about two weeks time, all being well.

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