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Sep 2, 2015 10:59 PM CST
Name: Asa
Wasatch Front - Utah
Bee Lover Garden Photography Region: Utah Photo Contest Winner: 2016 Photo Contest Winner 2019 Photo Contest Winner 2021
Garden Ideas: Master Level
I was told it was time - and that it was my turn...so:

Pollinators, pests, and pets...OH MY!!

continued from here:
thyme for (more) bees and other bugs on flowers

and here:
Beefriends and Other Friends too!! two and II


And to get things started...archetypal BEEFACE:
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This is fun: The thread "Asa's former lawn...or (better) Dirt's current gardens" in Garden Photos forum

My bee site - I post a new, different bee photo every day:
http://bees.photo
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Sep 2, 2015 11:09 PM CST
Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: Utah Bee Lover Garden Photography Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Photo Contest Winner: 2014
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Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!

I just love that beeface Lovey dubby
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Sep 2, 2015 11:16 PM CST
Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: Utah Bee Lover Garden Photography Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Photo Contest Winner: 2014
Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Photo Contest Winner: 2016 Photo Contest Winner 2018 Photo Contest Winner 2019 Photo Contest Winner 2020 Photo Contest Winner 2021
here's one that's kinda cool

but a little creepy
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Sep 3, 2015 4:26 AM CST
Name: Catmint/Robin
PNW WA half hour south of Olym (Zone 8a)
Region: Pacific Northwest Region: Mid-Atlantic Region: Maryland Butterflies Bee Lover Native Plants and Wildflowers
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great photos, Asa and Dirt!! Hurray!
"One of the pleasures of being a gardener comes from the enjoyment you get looking at other people's yards”
― Thalassa Cruso
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Sep 3, 2015 5:25 AM CST
Surprisingly GREEN Pittsburgh (Zone 6a)
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PERFECT starting post!

And a cool (not too creepy) followup!
SHOW ME YOUR CRITTERS! I have a critter page over at Cubits. http://cubits.org/crittergarde...
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Sep 3, 2015 6:23 AM CST
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Region: Ukraine Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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I love that beeface Asa! And Dirt, that's a fabulous shot but I agree that face is kind creepy.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others. ~~ Sharon Brown
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Sep 3, 2015 7:16 AM CST
Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
Living In Truth - Fearless
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Beeface is very cute!!

Dirt, I think your bee is cute in its own way. Hilarious! My what big eyes you have and oh my what a big nose you have....
May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

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Sep 3, 2015 7:25 AM CST
Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
Living In Truth - Fearless
Heirlooms Organic Gardener Hummingbirder Bee Lover Herbs Seed Starter
Winter Sowing Tomato Heads Vegetable Grower Keeper of Poultry Birds Cat Lover
I didn't get any good bee pics but here's the dragonfly of the day. Usually I take a few photos and hope that I got one good one but all four of the shots came out pretty good, I think, so haven't deleted any.

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May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

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Sep 3, 2015 8:00 AM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Rescue dogs: Angels with paws needi
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
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Sep 3, 2015 8:05 AM CST
Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: Utah Bee Lover Garden Photography Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Photo Contest Winner: 2014
Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Photo Contest Winner: 2016 Photo Contest Winner 2018 Photo Contest Winner 2019 Photo Contest Winner 2020 Photo Contest Winner 2021
Wonderful Christine!
don't delete Smiling

I love its glowing green eyes!
it is really a sweet, little sand wasp, genus Bembix, likely B. americana, but I can't really know.
Very challenging to photograph in the wind and bad light and it was bouncing all over the place and it just would not pose for me within my range Hilarious!
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but here are a couple more
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Sep 3, 2015 8:55 AM CST
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Region: Ukraine Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Dog Lover
Outstanding Christine!
Stellar Dirt!
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others. ~~ Sharon Brown
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Sep 3, 2015 9:08 AM CST
Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
Living In Truth - Fearless
Heirlooms Organic Gardener Hummingbirder Bee Lover Herbs Seed Starter
Winter Sowing Tomato Heads Vegetable Grower Keeper of Poultry Birds Cat Lover
Interesting little sand wasp Dirt... it says here http://mdc.mo.gov/discover-nat... that its a friendly wasp and you can feed the cute little thing out of your hand if you present it with a fly. Hilarious!
May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

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Sep 3, 2015 10:16 AM CST
Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: Utah Bee Lover Garden Photography Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Photo Contest Winner: 2014
Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Photo Contest Winner: 2016 Photo Contest Winner 2018 Photo Contest Winner 2019 Photo Contest Winner 2020 Photo Contest Winner 2021
Good to know! I thought it was pretty sweet Smiling
I can assure you, though, that it is much faster and agile than I and it will have to catch it's own flies Hilarious!
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Sep 3, 2015 10:31 AM CST
Name: Catmint/Robin
PNW WA half hour south of Olym (Zone 8a)
Region: Pacific Northwest Region: Mid-Atlantic Region: Maryland Butterflies Bee Lover Native Plants and Wildflowers
Echinacea Azaleas Forum moderator Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Great photos, Christine and Dirt! Hurray!
"One of the pleasures of being a gardener comes from the enjoyment you get looking at other people's yards”
― Thalassa Cruso
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Sep 3, 2015 12:29 PM CST
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Region: Ukraine Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Dog Lover
So I want to know who decided to try feeding the sand wasp out of their hand to see how friendly it was?
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others. ~~ Sharon Brown
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Sep 3, 2015 12:34 PM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Rescue dogs: Angels with paws needi
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
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Sep 3, 2015 2:03 PM CST
Name: Ronnie (Veronica)
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
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Great shots to start a new thread Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up
Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
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Sep 3, 2015 2:15 PM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Rescue dogs: Angels with paws needi
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
I agree
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
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Sep 3, 2015 8:33 PM CST
central Illinois
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Plant Identifier Garden Ideas: Level 2
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Beetle on sedum
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Nothing that's been done can ever be changed.
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Sep 3, 2015 8:38 PM CST
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Region: Ukraine Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Dog Lover
Nice capture Jack. What a colorful beetle.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others. ~~ Sharon Brown

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