5.27.2012

Leaf-cutter Bee Nest?

Ever wonder what those leaf-cutter bees do with all those leaves they cut?  I think we found out this afternoon.  Treebeard lowered one of the rolled-up shades on the front porch and this fell out...



It is a pretty intricate structure.  We want to see what emerges from this nest so I rolled the structures back up, this time using newspaper.  The roll will go into a screen box and we'll wait to see what comes out.  I'll keep you posted.

3 comments:

River Mud said...

Yes. They are out early this year. Redbud leaves are probably among the mix.

Lisa Wagner said...

Hi,
I love your photo of the leafcutter nests -- might you be willing to let me use it on an interpretive sign at the SC Botanical Garden at Clemson University? (I'm doing a series of signs on native bees). I'm a fellow blogger, too, btw.

Thanks!

swamp4me said...

Hi Lisa,

Yes, you may use the photo. If you are required to do so, please credit the photo to Signa Williams.