Sunday, June 29, 2008

METALLIC GREEN BEE

this afternoon metallic green bees were attracted by the echinacea...
i think echinacea are prettier before they completely open...



4 comments:

Marie said...

I have never seen a bee like that before. Beautiful photos!

The bird on my blog is a little baby swallow.

Have a nice week :)

Robert said...

The bee is in the family Halictidae. It's a big family of common bees, but the bees are much smaller than honeybees.

Mike Huben said...

Whoops: didn't notice my son was logged into blogger.

em said...

hi brother and nephew! thanks for identifying the bee (i had already looked it up.)

marie has not seen the bee because she lives in norway, and i think these bees can only be found in the americas.

marie, thanks! the little chick was so fluffy and cute, he made me think he had to live through some cold springs!