Out on my travels I spotted a carpenter bee deep inside a very prickly thistle. I dob't know if it was in trouble, or whether it was just relaxing in the sun, but after taking a couple of images I picked the nearest seedhead and managed to carefully get it out of the thistle. I took a quick image of it on the seedhead before it flew off. V.4 shows the location where I took this set.
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