The solitary bees are out in full force here now. If only they would emerge soon enough to help with fruit tree pollination in the spring, I never see the numbers of them at that time of year like now.
I am yet to see that kind of bee in person.
I never knew there were so many bees until I started beekeeping. I just didn't have my eyes open before. Now it is almost automatic that I look at every flower I pass looking to see if my honey bees are on it. I almost always see some bee of some sort or even a different type of fly. I just never knew how many pollinators there were until I opened my eyes.
Awww cute. I haven't seen one in person up close.