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    Wow - Awesome picture Fred! She's beautiful And look at those pollen pockets on her legs, she has been busy for sure.

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    I love the big fuzzy bumbles, I could watch them for ages.

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    Here's a shot I took in September. I planted the milkweed after watching a documentary about Monarchs. I was happy to feed bees too. I LOVE the dangly legs.
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    Eek I didn't realize there were any bees with bodies/legs like that, I thought only wasps. I'll just steer clear and stick to my fuzzy bumble gazing. xD

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    Beautiful Clear picture! Those particular guys do look like the paper wasps that I have in my yard too. They are beneficial insects too and are pretty mild tempered - I have found. One time, I had bumped my shoulder into one a nest I had no idea was there, and got a sting I deserved. They didn't chase me or overwhelm me like an Africanized bee would. They just don't behave that way apparently.
    I think they have a nice pattern too. I have also seen black ones with a beautiful green and purple sheen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monkey View Post
    I love the big fuzzy bumbles, I could watch them for ages.
    Me too but I have yet to see any where I live in Arizona. I remember them growing up

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    Check out this guy!
    This is the closest that I have come to find a big "bee" here. He or she ( not sure how it works in the fly world - more research needed there ) is a Common Drone Fly.
    They even mimic hovering like a bee would. They also have a buzz sound too.
    Pretty cool things you find in nature when you take the time to look. Or, when you see something that freaks you out and you just Have to google it to find out what it is
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    I like the ones we see often around here, with their white butts. XD

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monkey View Post
    I like the ones we see often around here, with their white butts. XD
    They are cute and pretty!

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    wow..nice picture..when I was looking at it I think of how amazing our God is.

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