Green Orchid Bees swarmed all over the pollinator garden at Audubon House on Sunday morning. Their eerily, long proboscis dipping into the flowers accompanied by the almost silent buzzing of their beating wings. Euglossa dilemma hard at work during Memorial Day weekend.
Started today shooting video of the garden life. Obviously, at the beginning of the learning curve though there is a certain peacefulness to watching the video – and being there in person!
A Green Orchid Bee with its dazzling metallic sheen is one of the many insect species attracted to the pollinator garden at Pelican Island Audubon House located at the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area (ORCA) in Indian River County, Florida. This is a male orchid bee, which, unlike the female, has an enlarged hind tibia. The tibia contains a pouch that the male bee uses to collect and store different fragrant compounds from the environment. It is thought these fragrant scents […]