The leaf cutter bees
As I wrote in a post earlier this week, prior to this week, I have never seen so many leaf cutter bees feeding on nectar and collecting pollen.
It looks like the cosmos flowers are very much to their taste.
Above is a leaf cutter bee on a Klondike cosmos flower.
These bees cut out a lot of round pieces from the edges of leaves on the rosebushes to line their nests.
It doesn't bother me at all. There will always be more leaves, anyway.
I think it's just interesting to actually see them around the backyard a lot these days.
Look to the right of the Prom dress cosmos flowers and you'll see a leaf cutter bee in flight.
A leaf cutter bee on a Prom dress cosmos flower
And the same leaf cutter bee from the side