Over the next few weeks, I am excited to share a series of photos of my favorite animal. As the title of my blog might suggest, I am a fan of sunflower bees, particularly Diadasia enavata. I was shown a rare occurrence this past July: a nesting aggregation of female Diadasia. Like most bees, D. enavata make tireless, devoted, single-minded and at times ferocious mothers. I’d like to use the pictures of the nesting site to illustrate what a day in the life of these miniature beasts feels like.
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