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misternatureboy

Gardening is like cooking. To improve, you need to be willing to make mistakes and experiment. Also, common names are garbage. Zone 9b, West Sac, CA.

Scabiosa caucasica

  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2020
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misternatureboy

A female #ValleyCarpenterBee (#XylocopaSonorina) tucks into a #Scabiosa blossom. Also known as the #HawaiianCarpenterBee, this species of carpenter bee is found from western Texas to northern California, and the eastern Pacific islands. Females are black while males are golden-brown with green eyes. A lot of fuss is made about #honeybees, but not enough is said about the importance of native bees and the value of #pollinator diversity. 17June2020 #pollinatorfriendly #wildlifewednesday

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cacticutiepie

OMG but have you ever seen the male bee irl? I have. Once. I didnt know what it was at first, all I knew was it was golden yellow and Huge. My neighbors saw me lose my $&@# in the middle of the street swatting it off me. Good times 😂😳

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misternatureboy

@cacticutiepie Did they laugh when they realized what was happening? I would've, hee hee!

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cacticutiepie

No, she was not one for theatrics lol. But I had a good laugh!

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