Bugs in the Goldenrod

Goldenrod on the hill behind our house

Goldenrod on the hill behind our house

There’s a profusion of goldenrod on the hill behind our house. It gets to stay there because the neighbor’s honeybees are feeding on it and have stopped trying to rob the hummingbird feeders.

Honeybee - This is the best of about 25 blurry honeybee shots.

Honeybee – This is the best of about 25 blurry honeybee shots.

Aside from the honeybees, which seem to be camera-shy, there are loads of other bugs that move a lot more slowly:

Eastern Carpenter Bee

Eastern Carpenter Bee

Paper Wasp

Paper Wasp

Soldier Beetle

Soldier Beetle

Locust Borer

Locust Borer

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13 responses to “Bugs in the Goldenrod

  1. These photos are for competition!
    Bravo!

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  2. Crooked Tracks

    It is so important these days to have plants for the bees, very nice photos!

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  3. Melissa Shaw-Smith

    Goldenrod–such a wonderful way to end the summer in a blaze of glory. Lovely bug photos too.

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  4. quite a profusion of bugginess ! ~~ just recently we’ve espied a leaf insect (quite stealth, same color as all the green — AND an equally green pre(a)ying manitis, which i saved from cat torture ~

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    • Ann

      Cats are so heartless sometimes, aren’t they? They seem so sweet when they’re curled up in your lap purring, but let them outdoors and they stalk and kill bluebirds and bunny rabbits – even though they’re well-fed.

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  5. Your macros are so great.

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  6. I nominate you for a One Lovely blog award. If you have no time for this, it is OK, no worries. I just want the other bloggers to know about your wonderful blog. Thank you for your great work! 🙂

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