When I was visiting our little local rainforest area recently I took lots of photos of dragonflies - here are just a few. Not sure what they are - I am looking forward to eventually getting that lovely dragonfly book from the bookstore...maybe for Christmas...hope the family reads this blog!!
Not a bee but a hover fly…
Thankyou to Snail for the advice on my question of whether the insect I saw last weekend in my vegie patch was a native Australian bee. Seems it is not a bee but a hoverfly The excellent Australian Museum Online shows my hover fly - it seems they are often mistaken for bees and wasps.... Continue Reading →
Australian Native Bees – Does anyone know which one?
I think this is an Australian Native Bee - according to Aussie Bee Online the difference is that bees collect pollen to feed their young whereas wasps feed on the pollen and eat insects etc. This 'bee' seemed to be collecting pollen from my spring onion flowers in my vegetable garden today - although it... Continue Reading →