What’s buzzing in your area?

I was going to title this, “What’s blooming in your area?”  But I got distracted by bees (again (I know, I know, shut up)).

It started out innocently enough.

It started out innocently enough.

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I was just looking for some blooming trees on campus.

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Against the pallet of yesterday’s blue sky

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Not all the flowers look alike! This is a birch catkin (male flowers)

Oh, this cherry is quite pretty.

Oh, this cherry is quite pretty.

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Aha! What’s this!?

Is that a...?

Is that a…?

Yes!  An Osmia conifrons!

Yes! An Osmia conifrons!

So cute!

So cute!

And that shiny black butt...is it...?

And that shiny black butt…is it…?

A Carpenter Bee (Xylocopa virginica)!

A Carpenter Bee (Xylocopa virginica)!

An OF COURSE our old friend, Miss Apis Mellifera.

An OF COURSE our old friend, Miss Apis Mellifera.  What a joy it is to have my friends back!

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