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The bees are out and about when the sun warms things up. This tiny little one was collecting pollen in the willow catkins outside my dining room window.

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  • The photo of the bee on the catkin is just brilliant!

  • Yeah, great photo. Love that you recognize it as a bee. Most folks don't have any idea there's about 4800 other species of bees in North America besides the honeybees and bumblebees.

  • Emily, Glad to hear it really is a bee. I probably should have checked before I wrote that. I once did some work to learn differences between bees, wasps and flies. As I remember 3 body parts (?) and 4 wings are bees or wasps, wasps have bigger waists. Flies have 2 wings and giant eyes. (Is this right?) Many of my photos I submit to BugGuide. Maybe I will get around to submitting this one. Please let me know if you know the name of this bee.

  • Great photo of the bee on the catkin. Isn't first harvest always a triumph? Your spinach looks so healthy. I like your blog which I am following.


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