Feels a little more like spring seeing this today. He found one of the very few flowering things around, been a cold and dry February and March.
Two bees in battle, one attempting copulation. Both rolling around in the street...finally the aggressor gave up and flew away.
They are 2 completely different species!
Drinking from NZ Flax flowers, with orange pollen all over its forehead. Seen from Tui Street, appropriately.
Drinking from Cobbler's Pegs and rubbing its hindwings together. Probably the same as: http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/436468
since these overwinter in the adult form, the fact the last couple days have been in the sixties must have made it think spring was here already
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?