Native bees out and about
Here they are!
A Black Tailed Bumble Bee Bombus melanopygus approaches a cluster of Ray Hartman ceanothus blossoms.
Note the yellow pollen basket on its hind leg.
I only see these bees in our garden in the springtime, mostly visiting the ceanothus.
A Mountain Carpenter Bee male Xylocopa tabaniformis orpifex nectaring on Chiapas salvia blossoms.
These carpenter bees visit the Chiapas shrub all day long, as long as there is any ray of sunshine on the plant.
A Pacific Digger Bee Anthophora pacifica nectaring on a Verbena de la Mina flowerhead.
Note the bee's thick and pointed proboscis.