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Fantastic and beautiful tree in Phoenix, Arizona

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I think this is a Orchid Tree, Bauhinia variegate. The honeybees were going crazy on this tree, it sounded like a whirling buzzing noise and the tree was covered with bees pollinating.

When the bees are out gathering nectar and pollen generally speaking they will not attack, if you bother them or swat at them they may defend and sting you but they are not in hive defense mode. A lot of people panic when they see a few bees on a tree or bush, the honeybees are just there to gather the fruit of their labor. The same goes with water areas, this could also be your pool or water fountain. Let them be and more than likely they will leave you be. We as humans can come into contact with bees daily so just take care and if you notice them coming and going from your home – just check them out and see exactly where they are coming from.

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Hey its just a beetle or is it?

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Looks can be deceiving because this little fellow looks harmless enough but some of these beetles can squirt a toxic spray at you. The one above is a Desert Skunk beetle and will point its little butt at you in a defensive posture. Some of these beetles use this as their defensive mechanism and can secrete a type of a blistering agent called cantharidin.

So you can look but don’t touch!

Did you have any idea? Cockroaches may have personalities…

This article appears in the “Royal Society Publishing” “Group personality during collective decision-making: a multi-level approach.”

Group personality during collective decision-making: a multi-level approach | Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences

highlight that the individuals within groups exhibited consistent personality traits in their probability of sheltering and total time sheltered

Photo by PPMA

Photo by PPMA

A little fun at Valentine’s Day

A zoo in San Francisco has a weird way to say I Love You to spurned ex-someone’s – “Zoo offers creepy way to get even with exes

What about the feelings of the Hissing Cockroaches or Giant Scorpion?

OK so maybe they don’t have feelings, but if you get one (you can always send it to ProBest) send it my way.

I LOVE YOU, right….

I really like this idea, send in the cockroaches.

Backpack-toting can explore disaster areas

No more reason to send in humans or dogs, this idea is fine by me.

Photo by PPMA

Photo by PPMA

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