The Sunflower Bed & Breakfast



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 on a mature 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.

Three earwigs and a bumble bee on a sunflower

Sunflower with insects on it at night

Douglas Peterson

Douglas Peterson

Douglas Alden Peterson is a graphic designer/writer in Brighton, Michigan who has spent the last 30 years doing freelance strategic marketing and design for large and small companies under the name Visualeyes. In his leisure hours, he creates a blog where he records the lives of SUBURBAN wildlife, birds and other animals that have learned to tolerate the (often annoying) human species. You can learn more about his business side by visiting Vizzle.com or click the "Web" link below to visit his nature blog.

Douglas Peterson

Douglas Peterson

Douglas Alden Peterson is a graphic designer/writer in Brighton, Michigan who has spent the last 30 years doing freelance strategic marketing and design for large and small companies under the name Visualeyes. In his leisure hours, he creates a blog where he records the lives of SUBURBAN wildlife, birds and other animals that have learned to tolerate the (often annoying) human species. You can learn more about his business side by visiting Vizzle.com or click the "Web" link below to visit his nature blog.

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