Black Eyes and Bees

I am ashamed to say that I stroll by this plant often and never give it a glance.

Yesterday, I got closer than usual and a swarm flew up.

What was that?

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I took a closer look as the swarm settled back down.

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Each bee or wasp chose a black eye and began busily combing over it.

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Some bees had legs that were covered in deep yellow pollen.

The batch of Rudbeckia hirta/ Black-eyed Susan flowers was as busy as a city airport.

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It is one of only a few flowers blooming in full as August approaches.

I shall be more observant from now on as I buzz by.

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