I almost didn’t go back to our “wildlife” area yesterday to see what was growing/flying/creeping. Things are looking pretty dry and autumn-ish, and almost all the color is gone:
Until you get up close. These purple flowers are still pretty abundant, and every fly, butterfly, and bee was enjoying the nectar:
Wait a minute! Did you see that? A GREEN bee?
After a little on-line looking, I learned it’s a Green Metallic Sweat Bee (because they are attracted to human sweat). Fortunately they don’t have much of a sting; as an added note, they have their nests underground with just a very tiny opening.
p.s. Did I ever mention how much I dislike bugs? Why do I like photographing them so much???