Category Archives: Carpenter Bee

Carpenter Bee In Flight Feeding On Wildflowers

It was a cloudy, overcast, somewhat windy day, so not the best day to take pictures.  Leecy pointed out this Carpenter Bee (I think that’s what it is, not a Bumblebee) flying around the Wildflowers.  I wasn’t really expecting much from the pictures, but I’m actually quite pleased with how they turned out. While I […]

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Loofah Plant Great For Pollinating Insects

This Loofah plant is really loved by the pollinating insects.  It attracts all kinds of Bees, Butterflies, Ants, and Wasps (not too many of these fortunately). The Ants that are attracted to this plant are not Fire Ants, and don’t appear to be very aggressive.  I need to investigate what type of Ants these are.  […]

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Queen Butterfly In Flight Through Wildflowers

I went back out today to take more pictures of the Wildflowers.  I figured if I got lucky, I’d get some nice Butterfly shots, and if I really got lucky, I’d get some Hummingbird pictures as well. Well, I got lucky!  These might be some of my most favorite pictures I’ve ever taken. This is […]

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Carpenter Bee

These guys are all over the place.  I’m not sure what situation(s) (weather, plants, nest) has contributed to these being so prevalent, but there are a ton of them flying around the backyard the last couple of weeks.  From what I read, they build their nests in dead wood, bamboo, or “wood dwellings” (i.e., houses).  […]

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