Our native bees are amazing
Over the summer, the native flowers we planted attracted a wide range of pollinators, including a number of native bee species. Using the City of Toronto's useful (and well illustrated) resource, Bees of Toronto: A Guide to Their Remarkable World, I've done my best to identify these garden visitors in the photos below (hint: click the photos to seem them at full size). Once you start to look for these charismatic little creatures, they're surprisingly easy to find.
|Honey Bee + Butterfly Milkweed|
|Bicoloured Agapostemon + Spiderwort|
|Eastern Carpenter Bee + Great Blue Lobelia|
|Honey Bee + Spotted Joe Pye Weed|