Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes

Wednesday’s Photos

Invitation to Feast and to Pollinate

This is our red delicious appletree. Today I noticed a lot of humming and buzzing around the blossoms. We have no honey bees in our community. So I thought I would only be seeing bumblebees. To my great surprise, there were other insects, some looked like wild bees and others I have not encountered before. Perhaps some of you insect experts like my blogging friend Gerhard in Germany could figure out and report back their names. Enjoy.

Bumble Bee with Red Thighs
Another Kind of Bumble Bee
Looks Like Some Kind of a Fly

41 Replies to “Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes”

  1. Hallo Peter, die Blüten sind ja ein Paradies für Insekten. Mag das erst eine Blütenpracht sein in deinem Garten. Mit der Namensfindung kann ich Dir aber leider nicht helfen. Gruss Wolfgang

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  2. Wow, I know bees have “pockets” on their legs for pollen, but this guy is wearing real cargo pants, or perhaps full dress uniform! Happy to see some pollinators are work, nice photography.

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      1. I think you’re right, Peter. I’ve noticed an abundance of bumblebees right now, probably because my grandson points out every single one he sees. I don’t think I knew we had so many around here!

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  3. There are several species of native bees; I’m sure you have some, too. The red thighs you mentioned are pollen; some bees store it there until carrying it back home. Your last photo is of a syrphid fly, sometimes called a flower fly or hover fly. They’re cute as can be, and great pollinators. They must be happy as can be with all your blossoms!

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  4. Das scheint eine Schwebfliege zu sein. Der Hinterkörper scheint flach und breit.
    Eine nähere Bestimmung ist etwas schwierig, weil ich auch nicht weiss, was sich in Kanada für Schwebfliegen befinden.
    Schön!

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  5. Hello Peter. It seems that summer is there, well, here also. I enjoyed your pictures very much and it was a great pleasure to watch them. Thank you.

    P.S. My next post presents photos from Germany from the year 2003!

    Have a good day!

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      1. Hello Peter.

        Very good, we have been in Germany many times, mainly making road trips. Here are some places where we have been:

        Frankfurt. Aachen, Mannheim, Hamburg, Düsselforf, München, Berlin, Nürnberg, Nürnburgring. I have visited Aachen about 20 times, when I was working in a big IT project. Well, my post will not show these places listed here, but another one. It is a place where we have stopped twice when on road trip.

        Have a nice day!

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      1. Haha! That would be a task for me, for someone who can barely keep his aunts and uncles and all the other ancestors properly investigated and reported in my blog. Thank you for your astounding confidence in my ability, Ankur!

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