Today my mom and I rode their sleek little commuter train to a botanical garden, where I was DELIGHTED to find a large number of bees. Alas, my camera ran out of batteries so I could not take any pictures of them. I will attempt to describe them instead.
--Two species of Bombus. One is black with a beautiful orange butt. The other is larger, with a white rump, and two yellow stripes.
--A few different Halictids, which look just like the ones here, although I'm sure they are different.
--A striped, smooth bee which may be a Megachilid or something else.
--Apis mellifera, for once, as a native.
--A black bee--maybe a Ceratina?
We also saw a frog, some lizards, and huge numbers of chublet tadpoles.
I am practicing my French, and doing a pretty fair job of it; unfortunately, as soon as I hesitate, whoever I am talking to always switches to English, even though I'd rather muddle along in French.
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