Thursday, May 06, 2010

Flower Petal Nests

Researchers recently discovered a tiny, solitary bee that makes a nest of flower petals and lays one egg in each nest. Ironically, two different teams of researchers made the same discovery in different countries on the same day.

Seeing these beautiful little nests, and reading this story, reminded me of how much we don't know. And, of course, we don't even know what we don't know.

Humans have been noting the natural world for centuries, and yet there are still discoveries to be made. And these wonderful, tiny little bits of beauty, practical but lovely, just serving their purposes, waiting to be noticed.

How many beautiful bits of daily life are just waiting for an eye to turn their way?

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