These are my favorite bees… like EVER! The coloring is so amazing, these metallic green or blue colors just pop!
There are thousands of species of sweat bees and 60 species alone documented in Florida.
With thistle blooming, it is time to hang around these plants if you are interested in getting some great photos and video, however, you will most likely get more bee butts because they will be digging their way to gather pollen. But hey, who doesn’t like a cute bee butt!
Would like to find out how they obtain that metallic color.. if you know, please comment below! Just to note they are attracted to the salt from human sweat!
Along Cow Creek Rd. in Goethe State Forest are areas of flowing water that is filled with beautiful spectacles of yellow. The swollen bladderwort, a Florida native plant, is another species in the bladderwort family as well as an aquatic carnivorous plant.
Great video about the Swollen Bladderwort, it’s such a neat plant!
What really would be neat if people would contain their trash! There’s nothing like coming across the beauty of nature and seeing how humans diminish that beauty.