I meant to post this photo ages ago…I’m hoping to pick the brains of anyone who is interested in/an expert regarding/wants to wildly speculate about bees to get an ID for this little one I found on a fading scabiosa bloom in my garden. I took this image on a chilly morning in late August and the bee seemed awfully cold – it sure wasn’t moving much.
I just can’t resist pincushion flowers (mine is Scabiosa caucasica ‘Perfecta’) – the structure of the blooms is remarkable and the pollinators adore them. I am determined to add a few more hardy types to my perennial beds over the next couple of years. Do you grow Scabiosa?