On a recent visit to Ouabache State Park, rain moved in and forced us to move from our favorite spot under the trees by the lake to a pavilion. At the pavilion, we found a corner inhabited by dozens of bees, which were actively flying in and out of a small opening. I tried for some photos, in spite of the darkness and the difficulty focusing on flying objects, two of the resulting pictures were very interesting, although not great from a technical standpoint.
A bee flying away from me toward the crack that seemed to be the door to the community of bees.
This one seems to be coming right at me.
Another day, another bee
This Japanese beetle was dining on a daisy fleabane plant.