Love the tongue. The precision amazes me!
This is a pretty neat flower (Berlandiera Lyrata). Early in the day, it really does smell like chocolate. And if you have more than a few of them blooming at once, the scent wafts through the garden. A bit of a ratty looking flower (in my opinion), but charming in its own way (like many of us, I’d guess).
Great wings on this one. Great face, too!
I’ve got a few “Beefriends 2021” calendars still. Fourteen of the best pics from this site – in two sizes: 5×7 and 8.5×11. Get in touch (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you’d like to buy one.
On the trumpet vine, again.
Guess most people call it “bluebeard”. But you kind of go with what you learn first, I guess. Not much special about this one. But I did like the little visitor coming across the bottom.
Been shooting lots of birds lately. Had some fun with harriers yesterday battling over a fish. Guess I’ll toss that in below. Don’t think they’re pollinating anything. But…really neat anyway.
Let’s pretend they’re pollinating something to keep up with the theme:
This one is from a June last year or the year before. Odd how that doesn’t matter. The year I mean. The important part is that there are bees on lavender in June. That’s meaningful – there will be bees on the lavender in June. And it will be June. Again and again.
Fun shot of a hoverfly. Really a good pollinator on the right flowers. Not quite as elegant as the honeybee, but it has its place. Those eyes, though…
Great pollen on the hair of yer eye. Also a filling pollen basket. Just a workman-like shot of a pretty bee doing her thing. On a really nice blossom. That’s what it’s about.
From the same date. I like the colors in this one. Among other things. “Inadvertent pollinator” again.
Another from September 2019. The twelfth, specifically. I’m a little ashamed to admit that there are days and days worth of bee shots I’ve not looked at yet. This was one of them. Good news is, I’ve got a bunch of good ones to keep this going through the winter(s).
Speaking of which, February first will be the one year anniversary of this site. A years worth of “daily bees”. Look for something fun on the first.
Oh, and this shot. What’s not to like about it?
Another from September of 2019. Tons and tons of great wasps on this day, too. For some reason, the wasps really love the trumpet vine. All kinds of wasps, too – not only the paper wasps, but others, too. One of these days…
While the pollen basket isn’t in the plane of focus on this one, there’s plenty of pollen that is – including on her right eye. Fun shot. In other news, this particular trumpet vine was growing on a power pole. The utility guys removed it a bit ago. They grow fast, so I suspect it will be back sooner than later.