Bumblebees Are Back

Previous Next The blooming of the flowers brings such things as the Bumblebees! This Bumblebee is working on our Lupine Flowers. Round and round the Bumblebee goes! One thing you can be sure of is? These Bumblebee’s are to hard at work to really care that we are watching! At times the Bumblebee’s will fly […]

Mason Bee Have Emerged

Previous Next Meet the tiny Mason Bee. These tiny bee’s emerge well, now in the High Desert of Oregon! So far only a couple have been observed and photographed within the last two days. Since they are still skittish I feel they have just emerged! We get many creatures showing up here for our garden […]

Bumblebee Hard At Work

Previous Next Meet again this Bumblebee! This Bumblebee is working on a Foxglove Flower, even this big Bumblebee can still fit into the flower blooms! This Bumblebee acts aggressive but really, never had a bad experience. This species will challenge you by aggressively flying quickly into your face, or check you out by circling you. […]

Mud Dauber Wasp in The High Desert

Previous Next Meet the Mud Dauber Wasp that we have at our pond getting what else? Mud! At this stage of the game these Mud Dauber Wasps have never given me any reason to think they are aggressive. They come for the mud provided by this small pond of ours. Never have seen them at […]

Coneflower Blooms

Previous Next Hope your weekend went well! Meet the Coneflower and visitor from the photographs from July 25 2014 I am working on this morning. As you can see by the end of July the Coneflower are not at their peek. These Coneflower were placed in a spot facing the southern sun in front of […]

European Hornet

Previous Next Meet the European Hornet! Rather big , flashy insect visiting my Foxglove Flowers. This is the first time I had noticed this visitor here at the house, or anywhere! The first three photographs are cropped. I was not sure what I was dealing with so gave this bee plenty of room! The series […]

Bald-faced Hornet Eating

Previous Next Meet the Bald-faced Hornet. I came upon what I think is the same Bald-faced Hornet on several different days in our garden. This is from one of those days. I noticed something rather large on one of the raspberry leaves, upon further investigation I observed this creature eating. Keeping my distance of about […]

Flight of The Bumble Bee

Previous Next Meet one of my visitors! I have shown other photographs gotten of what I call a bumblebee. This little series of shots taken in June of 2014 are on one of my many Lupine Flowers. My observation of everything around me began as a child as many peoples had. I just never stopped. […]

Bumble Bee in the High Desert of Oregon

Previous Next Meet this rather large Bumble Bee! I have spoken before of the bee’s who spend time with us here at home, this is one pollinator who helps us in our garden. This series of photographs was captured on the soft pink multi peddled hollyhock flowers. When this species first showed up in 2014, […]

Sweat Bee and the Wild Strawberry

Previous Next Meet the Sweat Bee. Rather pretty in color with the fluorescent green dont you think? The flower the Sweat Bee is feeding on is a wild Strawberry plant that just started growing on it’s own. No doubt the seeds coming from the birds? I dont mean to photographs these Sweat Bee’s on yellow […]


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