It was time to mow the lawn again, and I saw that the wildflowers behind the now-empty chicken coop (yes, we had to give the chickens away now that our chicken sitter is off to college) were doing very well. I'll have to post a photo or 2 of them soon. I decided to have a closer look there after the mowing was done, and I noticed a lot of activity among the flowers. Here are a few examples of what I found.
(60mm f5.6 1/160 sec ISO200)
not sure what this one was
(60mm f5.6 1/250 sec ISO200)
this hornet wasn't drinking the nectar; he was here on a more nefarious mission
a busy bee checking out a thistle flower