|Click on the photo and note the red oval drawn at the base of the willow|
Photo by Marty Horowitz 1/26/2015
|Photo by Ned Harris 1/21/2015|
This bee is attracted to a invasive from South Africa, Sweet Resin Bush (Euryops multifidus). We noticed this on Ned's Nature Walk on the north side of the main trail from the parking lot. It looks pretty in this photo, I'll grant you. A team will be removing this patch in early February, though.
If you see people - regardless of how official looking they are - removing or destroying plants in Sabino Canyon, be sure to stop and inquire. Alas, it's not always official.
And please never remove anything that you think might be an invasive without verification and permission. The plant above look like other plants in the Aster (Sunflower) family, including Turpentine Bush and Snakeweed. Lots of DYCs (damn yellow composites) in Sabino Canyon.