Some bees and flowers of Oregon and Washington

It’s all in the title! Here are the best of the bee and flower photos I took on my brief visit to the west coast (best coast?). 😉
Fireweed
This fireweed is all over Ireland, where it’s considered invasive, but I think it’s native to the west coast?
Fireweed

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Delightful little Halictid on an aster (identifications are hard)
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Pinesap
Pinesap, same genus as Indian Pipe

Pearly Everlasting
Pearly Everlasting, a new plant for me
Pearly Everlasting

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Red Columbine
Columbine
Monkshood
That’s her tongue stretching out to get nectar out of the monkshood! STRREEETTTCCHHH

Gentian
Gentians hiding in the grass

Aster
Pretty bumble on an aster

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Spirea
Spirea at Timothy Lake

Canada thistle
Of course the bees were all over these thistles (Bees love thistles), even though Canada thistle is my least favourite thistle
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Bombus vandykei (2)

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