Photos of birds, fish, flowers and miscellaneous things that catch my eye and instill a sense of wonder.
Thursday, July 11, 2013
San Pedro Cactus, Trichocereus pachanoi
A huge San Pedro Cactus, Trichocereus pachanoi, in full bloom. The flowers open in late evening and close back in the morning, probably because it is pollinated by a moth, bat or other night flyer. The bees, however, are taking advantage of the long Summer days to sneak in a two or three hour frenzy of activity just before the sun sets. There was a huge swarm of bees taking advantage of some thirty or so flowers. Luckily, they liked the flowers far more than harassing the photographer!