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Fun-Loving, Sun-Loving Cosmos

Honey bee visiting a cosmos. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Oh, the fun-loving, sun-loving cosmos. A native of Mexico and a member of the sunflower family, Asteraceae, this plant brightens many a garden, attracting such pollinators as honey bees, bumble bees, sweat bees, hover flies and butterflies. Its common...

Honey bee visiting a cosmos. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bee visiting a cosmos. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee visiting a cosmos. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee packing pollen, up, up and away. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)o
Honey bee packing pollen, up, up and away. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)o

Honey bee packing pollen, up, up and away. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This honey bee is
This honey bee is "in the pink"--pink cosmos. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This honey bee is "in the pink"--pink cosmos. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 10:31 PM
Tags: Avante Garden (2), Benicia (12), cosmos (8), honey bees (351)

The Bug Stops Here

Blow Fly on Cosmos

President Obama caught a little flak when he smacked a fly during a recent press interview in the White House. During the interview, a pesky fly buzzed around his head and then landed...

Blow Fly on Cosmos
Blow Fly on Cosmos

BOTTLE-GREEN blow fly, the color of emeralds, on a pink cosmos. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Shadow Knows
The Shadow Knows

LOOK CLOSELY and you'll see the shadow of a fly inside this pink cosmos. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, June 18, 2009 at 6:14 PM
Tags: cosmos (8), fly (9), Robert Kimsey (26)

Caught on the Cosmos

Syrphid on Cosmos

Cosmos flowers are somewhat like Libras. They balance. In fact, the word,  "cosmos,"  means "harmony" or "ordered universe" in Greek. Plant cosmos and you'll soon be enjoying colorful flowers that belong to the...

Syrphid on Cosmos
Syrphid on Cosmos

SYRPHID, aka flower fly or hover fly, lands on a cosmos. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-Up
Close-Up

CLOSE-UP of syrphid nectaring on a cosmos. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, May 22, 2009 at 6:39 PM
Tags: cosmos (8), flower flies (6), hover flies (6), syrphids (4)

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