I have noticed cucumber beetles feeding upon flower nectar.
Rose bush has been growing on site for several years, small flowers on a small bush. Some years, like last Winter, receives no pruning.
Orange Flame or Mango? This flower has been growing here for several years. When the flower is allowed to grow uncut, it's orange color changes daily. The leaves have white spots.
A honey bee was resting on my hat this afternoon!
This plant has been growing in the garden for the last few years. It has spread to the other side of the pathway, but now I am considering eradicating the other patch based on the invasiveness of the species I read about from England.
At Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve, Oakland, CA
I first observed this bee species mating last year and noticed this year that there seems to be a large male feeding and defending a territory of a patch of lambs ears (Stachys byzantina) by physically attacking other bee species visiting the flowers. We have found some injured honeybees in the area and wonder if their missing wings are from these encounters. Smaller female bees feed from the flowers and the male mates with them. On this day there was one male and two females.
Several in mustard patch
Blossoming trumpet vine. It is approximately nine years old, and is being trained to cover the underside of an outdoor roof of transparent corrugated plastic. In looking up this plant, I am a little confused because descriptions note there are no tendrils. While it is easy to train, there are definitely tendrils at least on the young portions of the vine which must be untangled or torn for training the vine.
An orange flower plant growing among the rocks.
This thing was growing on a rock.
I found this seaweed washed up on the rocks by the water.
These barnacles cover the rocks that are by the water.