During this time of year, Jeanette and I like to take evening walks along a canal close to our home. We saw this brown mass hanging in a tree the other night as we were walking.
A closer inspection revealed it was a mass of bees. There is nothing inderneath them, they are just hanging there, clinging to each other and there are hundreds of them. There was no noise and virturally no movement. Would you like a closer look? You might be able to see there is a bird's nest right above them.
We went back the next night but they were gone. There was nothing there at all. I wonder how many people were lucky enough to notice it?
Jeanette here - I'd like to add that AH took those photos with his phone so he got uncomfortably close!