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Bug of the Week: Solitary Bees of Spring

March is a wonderful month for bee watching in the Sonoran Desert.

Seems like every flower has a bee visiting.

Sweat bees seem to like the lemon blossoms.

Penstemons appeal to digger bees.

Fiddleneck (Amsinckia intermedia) is also a favorite.

No, that isn't a bee. Flies like fiddleneck, too.

All these photographs were taken within a half hour in our back yard. The bees are very busy!

Do you have bees flying where you live?

3 thoughts on “Bug of the Week: Solitary Bees of Spring

  1. Karen

    Dozens of bees swarming around my tree! What I thought was leaves budding must actually be some sort of blossom. It sounds like a veritable beehive when you walk out the back door.

  2. Mike B.

    We have had some bees and flies. The weather keeps changing its mind, so I think we're still a few weeks out before they are everywhere.

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