It appears that the circle of life is rolling on. Spring is here, the climate is warming up and many insects are showing their faces and making their way to the spring plants.
Yesterday afternoon I spent some time simply walking around the garden and enjoying it. No work was done other than picking up a couple of bits of litter that had blown in.
So I was looking at my Pieris as it had been dropping it’s flowers and I was wondering why as I hadn’t seen any bees on it. So blow me down when a bee flies over the fence and starts feeding!
This is a Red tailed bee (Bombus lapidarius) I don’t think its a queen but I could be wrong. If you look at the rear legs has the brush that *may* indicate it’s a queen.
I then looked walked on to the front and saw this on one of my Polyanthus. I’m really not sure what this is. I *think* it’s a solitary bee (Early Miner bee) but I could be wrong.
So very happy to see this. Awesome!
As amazing as the solitary bee was…. I then came to my 2 big OMG! moments.
I first saw one (Left pic), then another (…. And another!) on my Euonymous in the front garden and though “I could use these on my Camellia”, so I picked one up, went to the plant in question and promptly found one already there (Right pic)!
I did take the ladybug back and put it back where I found it. No point in upsetting them for no reason.
Oh… And I’m not even going to comment on the Bee Fly that caught me out for a moment. >.>
All in all, another great day. And some people wonder why I enjoy spending time in the garden. Silly people! B-)