The Art of BEEing: Unconventional forage

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With cooler weather finally settling in to the desert, many plants and animals are breaking their summer dormancy and giving the bees a bit more to forage upon.  These bees seem to be enjoying the opportunity provided by a bird-pecked prickly pear tuna to add some fruit juice to their collection.  These particular tunas have been ripe and more or less untouched for several weeks (they are outside the range of the rabbits which have already eaten all the others) but it took a bird to open them before the bees had a chance.

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