I am so excited to see Bumble Bees back in the garden!
For the past few days I always see two bombus californicus California Bumble Bee workers in the Ray Hartman ceanothus shrub. They are so cute, round and fuzzy. They also fly very quickly, never lingering long on flowers. This makes it very difficult to get a nice sharp closeup photo of them.
I see them around the ceanothus, whether it is morning, midday, noon or early evening.
Above is an image of a Bumble Bee approaching the ceanothus.
Another image of a bombus californicus gathering pollen from ceanothus blossoms
A profile shot of a busy bombus californicus on the ceanothus shrub