Tag Archives: Nest

Bee Sculpture

The early morning sun was glinting off this hive, which¬† unfortunately was so high up I couldn’t get a sharper image.

Bees at Work
Bees at Work

I thought it was interesting with those lobes, and wondered if that was wax, or some sort of paper nest.

Bee at Work
Bees at Work

From the other side, if I had approached from the direction I probably wouldn’t have noticed it.

Bee at Work
Bees at Work

This last image is severely cropped, and not great detail, but notice how precise the cells are–an engineering marvel!

Bees at Work
Bees at Work

Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, Charleston, SC
August 20, 2021

A Leaf, A Nest? What Is It?

When I took these photographs I thought these were dried leaves in an arty configuration. On closer inspection at home, I think there may be more to it as they are too precisely shaped.

Twig against the sky, two dangling unknowns
Twig against the sky, two dangling unknowns

Here’s a slightly closer view. It was quite breezy that day which may be why I didn’t get a closeup shot

Twig against the sky, a dangling unknown
Twig against the sky, a dangling unknown

I’m hoping to return to this spot soon, and to remember to look. If I do and they are there I’ll follow up.

Donnelley Wildlife Management Area, SC
February 3, 2012