I am not able to identify all of the species that I have seen, but I took a number of photographs. It took a great deal of effort to get these shots. It's at times like this that I daydream about being able to buy a telephoto lens. How much easier it would be to take photos of pollinators if I didn't have to get my camera within a few inches of them!
|Bombus sp. queen on Trillium grandiflorum|
|Bombus queen in flight, just leaving Trillium grandiflorum after collecting nectar|
One individual on whom I at least have a reasonably positive I.D. is this solitary bee visiting Scilla siberica; I believe this to be Andrena barbilabris.
|Andrena barbilabris (?) on Scilla siberica|
|Halictus ligatus (?) on Tussilago farfara|
|Unidentified solitary bee on T. farfara|
|Unidentified solitary bee on E. americanum|
|Unidentified solitary bee on S. siberica|