Valeriana sitchensis (Sitka valerian) with ants (Family Formicidae) , I wonder if these ants are pollinating the flower?
Meadowatch Plot 6
Lakes Trail, Mount Rainier National Park
Elevation 1745 meters (5725 feet)
Hiking and botanize in Reflection Lakes and Paradise area of Mount Rainier as part of MeadoWatch
another visitor to a very busy sedum, don't know the species
thanks to a member of the fb page Texas plants and invertebrates for help with this id
black to grey in color it was hard to get photo of it too fast but its enjoying the canyon creek abelia
Glossy Abelia (Abelia × grandiflora)
I am interested in seeing what kind of pollinators people find in their area. Some think it is just honey bees, but it is so much more than that.
Butterflies, skippers, moths, , birds, bats, beetles, flies, mosquitoes, ants, wasps and bees.
What are you seeing on the flowers right now?