Presenting the big-ass sunflower that was just a tall weed that I hoped was a sunflower about a month ago. If you look close enough, you might see the bee on its face. And what’s the bee here for?
Same as these three. Same as the bees on the Virginia Creeper. The pollen. There’s lots and lots of pollen for hungry bees.
But unlike the Virginia Creeper, there’s a different assortment. There’s bumblebees, of course. There’s the occasional Agopostemon virescens, the green sweat bees I’ve been seeing all summer. The most common ones are the little Halictus ligatus, which I’ve only recently identified, but have been seeing since I started the hunt for little bees. The ones I haven’t seen on the sunflower are honeybees.
Where did they go?