The nights are becoming chilly here in Brighton, Michigan, USA, but that doesn’t keep the insects from their foraging. After spending the warm days gathering pollen and drinking nectar they decide to spend the night on their dinner plate. I found three earwigs and a bumble bee on a mature sunflower atop an 8-foot tall stalk right in the middle of the city.
Think of how it efficient it is for insects to dine until dark and then sleep through their cold, immobile hours to await the sun’s warmth to rouse them the next day. They awake with their breakfast right under their noses. Well, that is if they had noses.