One of my favorite things to do at this time of year is watch the pollinators that visit the asters, goldenrod, and silver-rod in my yard. They’re amazing, every one of them.
Taking pictures of them is difficult, though. Some of them have stingers, which makes them dangerous. Dangerous or not, they are all small, and they move fast. They often zip away before I can get the camera to focus on them. Still, every once in a while I get lucky and a picture comes out. Here are the best pictures I’ve taken of the tiniest pollinators, along with my best guesses as to their identities.