Diary 161

An engraving of various bees, circa 1800. Pictured are honey bees (1. worker, 2. male, 3. queen), common humble bees (4 and 5), lapidary bees (6. male, 7. female), moss or carder bees (8), Donovan’s humble bee (9), Harris’ humble bee (10) and false humble bees (11. apathus vestalis, 12. apathus rupestris). Humble bees were later referred to as bumblebees. Engraved by J. Bishop after J. Stewart. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Diary 161

Wednesday, August 26th

I never realized just how many different kinds of bees there are until I started looking. It’s taught me, once again, that we should never stop looking, never assume that ‘they’re all just the same’.

And as for looking, I noticed the RNC has made no mention whatsoever of climate change.  Look.  Just look.