Friday, May 20, 2011

Flowering Dogwood

The dogwoods are absolutely stunning this year!
Especially where they slip out of the forest edge.

 Dogwood flowers aren't actually white. The small yellowish cluster of flowers is surrounded by four white bracts (leaves).
 I enjoy observing the insects associated with the dogwoods, like this metallic green-colored bee resting on the left bract.

 The clustered flowers keep the honeybees busy.

 I even captured some shots of a night flying moth visiting the flowers.

 Dogwoods go for the layered look.
Aren't they beautiful?


  1. They sure are. Scattered all over the woods like that makes me think of Haycock.

  2. Wonderful Dana.

    Those night shots are very interesting.

    You live in a beautiful location.