Monday, 21 June 2010

Chiton anatomy

Just added this drawing of chiton anatomy to one of the mollusc pages.

Monday, 14 June 2010

Close up of Bombus pratorum tongue

Took this close up of the pratorum queen's tongue, it shows just how feathery/hairy the tip is, good for soaking up nectar.

Bombus pratorum queen

Found this queen in the garden. She was just lying there, not dead, but hardly moving. I tried taking her into the warmth and offered her sugar and water, then honey and water, but she wasn't interested. She died a few hours later. There wasn't a mark on her, so I think she must have been poisoned by isecticide, although neither I nor my neighbours use any. Very sad.