It's World Bee Day!
In honor of our hardworking bees, here are some that are busy in our garden all day long.
In the photo above, one of our many Yellow-faced Bumble Bees Bombus vosnesenskii visitors in a California poppy.
Note the full orange pollen basket on its hind leg.
Another Yellow-faced Bumble bee landing in a tattered California poppy.
The poppies in our garden are often buffeted in the strong winds that we experience here.
A Wool Carder Bee Anthidium manicatum creating for its nest a ball of fiber from underneath a Lambs Ear leaf.
Peek-a-boo Wool Carder Bee behind a dandelion leaf in the native patch.