Seeing Red

The blues aren’t the only colors in the urban-wildlife interface. Plenty of ways to see red (and reddish).

This chrysanthemum surprises every year with both spring and fall blooms. A bumble bee stays busy working the thousands of blossoms on the mountain, including this wild blackberry flower. This year we seem to be seeing more honeybees and bumble bees. ┬áThis Carolina wren takes a break from parenting. It has built a nest in the deck’s propane heater.

Mum, blackberry flower with bumble bee, Carolina wren
A burgundy mum sprinkled with sand or pollen, a bumble bee working a wild blackberry flower and a Carolina wren basks in the sunshine.