A Honey Bee about to alight on a pink Powderpuff Mimosa flower found along the roadside at the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area. Also known as Sunshine Mimosa, the flowers of this ground-covering plant are quite popular with the bee and butterfly crowd.
A quick afternoon walk on the first truly cool day of Florida’s short, but desperately appreciated, Fall-WInter season found a lot of insect activity along Oslo Road where it cuts through the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area. The insects were out and about appreciating the cool weather just as much as everyone else. White Peacock Butterfly Green Orchid Bee Green Orchid Bee Honey Bee Honey Bee Honey Bee Dragonfly Bumble Bee
Categories: Nature • Tags: Anartia jatrophae, Apis mellifera, Bombus impatiens, Bumble Bee, butterfly, Dragonfly, Euglossa dilemma, green orchid bee, Honey Bee, ORCA, Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area, White Peacock
Honey bees always look like they are giving me the stink eye when I get close. They must be perpetually wary of predators or else think I am going to horn in on their find. I wish I could tell them they have nothing to fear from me.