Admittedly, getting more difficult for me to identify to species, but on the bees, I can still reliably get you to at least genus, even thousands of miles from my area of expertise!
In national parks, whenever someone spots wildlife, others immediately gather round to photograph it as well. In my case, crouched next to flowers, snapping away, I attracted a lot of attention from the crowds. “What did you find? Where is the wildlife?” they asked, looking around in confusion.
“I found a bee!” I would exclaim with some excitement, gesturing at the flowers.
“Oooohhhh…” they would say, bewildered, before gracefully backing away.
Oh well. Their loss.
Bees – though the species are unfamiliar (and the guides for the western US are undeveloped), the genera are familiar
Wasps – a bit harder to identify for me (outside my expertise) but still cool!
Beetles – only photographed this guy, but he was very common on the yellow flowers
Damselflies – these pretty blue guys were quite common down at Indian Gardens
Butterflies – I only captured 2 species