With anthill

On the last day of May, we walked to Au Sable Point Lighthouse, and around the buildings we saw and heard many busy bees attending strongly scented blooming shrubs, about half along the ground like this and the rest upright yet not tall. I finally identified these: Prunus pumila, or sand cherry. I’ve undoubtedly seen them before, but never noticed them, perhaps because they weren’t in bloom and showing off.

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