Today's post is for Michelle's of Nature Notes. I think this is a Carpenter Bee and you can find more information about him here with an illustration of one which can be found here. They are not the most popular of bees. The only ones I have seen on flowers lately are these, but I am always happy to visit the hive near Walney Pond Visitor Center for there they seem to be thriving.
Thank you for hosting this lovely meme Michelle. Nature notes can be found by clicking here and if you want to learn how to save our bees, you will see a link at the top of Michelle's page that tells you how you can help.