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The solitary bees are important pollinators, especially since honey bees have been dying in large numbers. This lovely, green bee is often called a sweat bee.

This picture was taken in August of 2013 in Green Lane, Pennsylvania, USA. You can read a bit more about these beautiful and interesting bees here:

http://ninnescahlife.wichita.edu/node/415

Did you notice the caterpillar?

I love nature, science, poetry, prose, art, music – you name it! Now that I’m retired, time is mine to spend as I wish (pretty much), and I wish to take pictures of our natural world.

Bringing the outdoors in for others to see, especially those who may not get the opportunity to wander next to a pond, fish at the beach, or tramp in the woods, is a pleasure. I hope to build a window to the wonders of nature that fill our everyday lives.

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  • Bette Devine
    Bette Devinealmost 2 years ago

    Great detail in the bee and the flower centre – all surrounded by a blaze of yellow! The bee is unlike any that I have seen – is it native to America?

  • The info says Australia is one of two places they are not found – sigh.

    – MotherNature

  • Kathleen Daley
    Kathleen Daleyalmost 2 years ago

    very cool!! .. =D

  • missmoneypenny
    missmoneypennyalmost 2 years ago

    Beautifully processed

  • Much obliged, MMP:>)

    – MotherNature

  • Photography by Mathilde
    Photography by...almost 2 years ago

    Super capture – love the colour of the bee !!

  • They’re an impossibly beautiful iridescent green:>) Thank you for your visit and your lovely comment!

    – MotherNature

  • MotherNature
    MotherNatureover 1 year ago

    Thanks ever so much for making this a favorite, Nicolas:>)

  • Maria Tan
    Maria Tanabout 1 month ago

    I <3 the detail of this shot and the colors — so, so vibrant!

  • Thank you, Maria! Nice of you to come by for a visit:>)

    – MotherNature

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