Bumble bees pollinate many of our food crops, making them among our most important pollinators. In this image, Common Eastern Bumble Bees are foraging for pollen and nectar from one of Ontario's last autumn flowering plants, the New England Aster.
"Late Autumn Forage", Bombus impatiens (Common Eastern Bumble Bee)
feeding on Symphyotrichum novae-angliae (New England Aster),
© Suzanne Matheson, 2018
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