Bee Orchid, Ophrys apifera
Bee Orchid, Ophrys apifera - close up of flowerhead showing hanging pollinia, Monkton Chalkpit Nature Reserve, Kent
flower shape and colour thought to mimic shape and colour of the solitary bee to attract this pollinator but mostly
self pollinating in UK, perennial, favours dry grassland, usually on chalky soils, Pollenia held above flower with packets of pollen, drop down to pollinate stigma of own flower
Wind turbines provide electricity to Palm Springs and Coachella Valley - San Gorgonio Pass, San Bernardino Mountains, wind farm row white generators blades movement blur power resource
Giant Panda, Ailuropoda melanoleuca
Giant Panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) - feeding on bamboo, snowy focus, Wolong Research and Conservation Centre, Sichuan Szechwan Province, Central China Order Carnivora, Family Ursidae, bear, well known for its 'thumb', which is actually a modified wrist bone that enables the panda to dextrously grasp bamboo stalks, inhabits inhabit montane forests, mixed coniferous & broadleaf forests, herbivore, solitary, Classified as Endangered (EN) on the IUCN Red List 2006, and listed on Appendix I of CITES.