The end of summer is near and the sunflowers are out feeding bees and then the birds with their seeds.
We have had a huge amount of Bumble Bees around this summer so there is no shortage of pollinators for us. The sunflowers keep them busy and they arrive in groups to cover as much of the flower as possible.
There were 4 species of bumble bees introduced to New Zealand to pollinate clover for the agriculture industry, 2 of which are found in our area. For the technically minded, I think this one is Bombus Terrestris.