Australian native bees, its such a rare joy to see these little fellows, the bigger European honey bee has taken many of their homes. This is the earliest time of year I have seen them here. I love it that they have no stingers.
Hover flies , my wonderful aphid eating friends
Fly hiding something special under those wings
Pollination at work
A metallic blue hairy bottom! Not sure if this is the fly of the "Running around like a blue arse fly" fame, that likes to lay its eggs on sheeps bottoms. See Auslang for more details. It looked much too sexy for such lowly acts.
Green arse fly
Plain old but lovely honey making European Honey bee
We planted this Hakea about five years ago and it is at its glorious best right now. All the bugs think so too.