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?
The cacti are blooming this week.
The prickly pears,
are particularly colorful.
The agaves are flowering, too.
I'm not sure what this one is, but it is spectacular. Anyone know?
All these flowers are producing nectar and pollen galore. The insects are busy.
Can you find all the arthropods in this picture? I've tried to make it big enough for you to see everything, but let me know if it takes too long to load.
This bug of the week raises more questions than it answers.
It is yellow and black. Is it a flower fly?
Is it a wasp?
A close-up shows it has four wings and a fuzzy body, which makes it a bee.
Now, what kind of bee is it?