Wild Flowers in the Neighborhood

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I shot these dangling, Blue Bells, on June 2nd, 2016. They were growing along the bicycle/walking track behind our home.

Dan O. De Ment

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Male, American Gold Finch, picking seeds from a Cone Plant

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This handsome little fella was very busy a few mornings ago. He was moving from plant to plant and I was lucky to catch him before he moved again.  Actually, it seems a bit early for Finches to be feeding on Cone Plants.  We generally don’t see them until the fall.  But, this plant got his attention.

Dan O. De Ment

Bumlebee on a Cone Plant

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This young bumblebee was busy gathering nectar a few days ago.  I’ve found, over the years, if you don’t disturb them while they gather, bumblebees just go about their business allowing you to get quite close – quietly.

Dan O. De Ment