I witnessed something I have not seen before. It is not uncommon to see a lot of bees during this time of year, but yesterday morning there were 100's of them all over the cone flowers. They looked like they were sleeping. I would see 2 or 3 bees per flower. If I have any entomologists out there, could you explain what was going on. I have never seen this before.
Now that our science discussion is posted, the day was beautiful. The clouds rolled in yesterday evening and dropped an inch and a quarter of rain during the night. We are currently socked in and it is a bit on the chilly side.
There have been reports of bear activity on the mountain. I would say the yearlings are starting to roam around looking for food. The berries will be in full blast in a few weeks.
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