Garden, August 26

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The sunflowers have attracted lots of honey bees and leatherwing beetles. Both are so content with their feast that they don’t seem to notice my milling about with my camera.

Hummingbirds have been visiting my calibrachoa baskets, but they fly away as soon as I start opening my back door.

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Green and White

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Today was another day rich with photo opportunities. My husband helped me identify the visitor on this echinacea bloom. It is a green sweat bee, and today was the first time I saw one.

Wild Sunflower with Bee

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Helianthus angustifolius, Narrow-leaf Sunflower
McLean Teddy Bear Park, Allen County, Ohio

Invader

I tried to return to the wetlands today, but a insect pollen party blocked my path. I didn’t want to invade their gathering any further, so I lingered on the scene for a few moments and went back home.