We have family friends that refer to James as Turtle Boy. Seven summers ago when I returned to my hometown after a summer spent
James isn't doing work with sea turtles at the moment, and in the lab where he works now he's recently turned his attention to honey bees. In a change that echoes the changing size of our apartments, he's swapped charismatic megafauna for charismatic microfauna.
I'm usually too busy hogging the camera for James to get a chance to take any snaps, but this past weekend there was the sea and sand to distract me, so James had a chance to get up close and personal with his new favorite subject: pollinators.
I dare you not to coo at these fuzzy bees and butterflies.
Photos by James Casey.