Late summer bee party!

Yesterday (9/20/2019), as the kids played outside on their swingset, I noticed that the large patch of Yellow Crownbeard was COVERED in pollinators. I saw at least four (possibly five) different types of bees, along with many Sachems, a ladybug and a fancy caterpillar. It was impressive to see about a hundred bees working their stingers off to get ready for winter. I particularly fell in love with the gigantic bumbler that the algorithm has suggested is an Eastern Carpenter Bee. I had no idea they were so huge!!

We also took some photos of a clickbeetle, the exciting sproingy mushrooms that are growing out of the woodchip, and our hawk which flew overhead.

It's shocking how many species live around us all the time, just waiting to be noticed. :)

Publicado por the_royes the_royes, 21 de septiembre de 2019

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the_royes

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Septiembre 20, 2019 03:25 PM EDT

Descripción

The Yellow Crownbeard patch was lit today. At least 4 different types of bees observed. This bumbler was HUGE! At least an inch long.

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Qué

Abeja Melífera Europea Apis mellifera

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the_royes

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Septiembre 20, 2019 03:25 PM EDT

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the_royes

Fecha

Septiembre 20, 2019 03:26 PM EDT

Descripción

Not sure if the suggested ID is correct. This bumbler was about the size of a dime.

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Square

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Gata Peluda Norteamericana Spilosoma virginica

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the_royes

Fecha

Septiembre 20, 2019 03:27 PM EDT

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Square

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Gusano Elotero Helicoverpa zea

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the_royes

Fecha

Septiembre 20, 2019 03:28 PM EDT

Descripción

Harmony. :)

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Abeja Melífera Europea Apis mellifera

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the_royes

Fecha

Septiembre 20, 2019 03:33 PM EDT

Descripción

Some of the honey bees seemed to have lighter stripes, lighter fuzz and yellow markings on their heads. As compared to the other bees with more black on the abdomen, less fuzz, and black heads?

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Abeja Melífera Europea Apis mellifera

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the_royes

Fecha

Septiembre 20, 2019 03:31 PM EDT

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Square

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the_royes

Fecha

Septiembre 20, 2019 03:34 PM EDT

Descripción

Focusing on the skipper in this observation.

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Square

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Catarinas Y Mariquitas Familia Coccinellidae

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the_royes

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Septiembre 20, 2019 03:34 PM EDT

Descripción

Focus on Ladybug in this observation.

Fungi

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Hongos Reino Fungi

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the_royes

Fecha

Septiembre 20, 2019 03:36 PM EDT

Descripción

While these two fruiting bodies look quite different, they were only a meter away from one another. I suspect they're part of the same organism, but am no expert. Each cap was about 4 inches in diameter. ~3 inches tall. Found in the wood chip mulch of the kids' playground.

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the_royes

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Septiembre 20, 2019 03:39 PM EDT

Descripción

The most beautiful bee! I love her.

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Qué

Aguililla Cola Roja Buteo jamaicensis

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the_royes

Fecha

Septiembre 20, 2019 03:40 PM EDT

Descripción

Our lovely hawk. I'll never get over the delight of seeing them swoop over our property. We're so lucky.

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the_royes

Fecha

Septiembre 20, 2019 03:43 PM EDT

Descripción

My daughter had a bug crawling on her.

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