This past weekend I observed wool carder bees in the backyard.
It's so great to see them again!
In the above image a wool carder bee is on a Black Salvia blossom.
You can see that it already has quite a bit of pollen on its body.
And here is a wool carder bee approaching a lavender blossom.....................
And other wool carder bee on a lavender blossom.
Unfortunately it was a windy afternoon, so the image is a little blurry.