Pollen basket just starting to fill. Great wing. And even some pollen on her eye. I didn’t spend enough time with the trumpet vines last summer. Have resolved to do better next year. It’s fun to have stuff to look forward to!
Shame only one is in focus. But speaks to the attraction of the pollinators.
This shot is from last September. Good detail of her face. The Trumpet Vine is a favorite of pollinators. Honeybees, native bees, and wasps of all kinds are attracted to it. Maybe I shouldn’t mention the wasps ;).
Our neighbor across the street has one and I look forward to it blooming every year. They probably think I’m nuts with my camera right on top of the bees and wasps, but it’s a beautiful vine…and is always so full of life in the late summer and through the fall.