Tulips today, bumblebees tomorrow?

Tulip being ignored by bumblebee

Spring continues to proceed. The sun continues to shine. The first tulips are open, inviting bees to come visit. But do they?

No! There’s a bumblebee buzzing around the yard, but I didn’t see her stop at any of the flowers. Maybe one sip from a grape hyacinth, but that’s about it. She did buzz behind the bushes and near the stone retaining walls. I think she’s looking for a nest. They like abandoned mouse nests, which the cat has kindly attempted to provide. So maybe we’ll be seeing lots of bumblebees soon.

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