While enjoying the blooms of a buddleia I noticed this lovely bee on one of the flower clusters. The bright green of the bee and soft lavender of the flowers were a beautiful compliment to each other. And for once nature cooperated, the green bee sitting still while I fished out my phone to get some shots.
Big Branch Apiary is a registered Monarch Waystation so we’re always adding flowers to the bug smorgasbord. This week we planted quite a bit more asclepias as well as this Buddleia Davidii “Glass Slippers.”
Rare bee indeed. It turns out that my rare green bee was actually an Atylotus–nothing but a d@mπ€d horsefly.