A few weeks ago I payed the great swamps another visit. I was lucky enough to spot a few beetles hanging out on rose. Previous post on swamp rose is here.
Watching bumblebees bumble around flowers is one of the best things to observe during spring. They are a crucial part of the American ecosystem. Most bumble bees are social bees, some of the only colony forming bees found in the Americas. All bees that form large beehives are not actually native to the United States.
The result of the pollination is a fruit, generally called a Rose hip.