This is one of those wild things that is difficult to convey through a picture and maybe even a story - but this here is the last bursting with yellow, not killed by the frost, healthy goldenrod plant on the property here. Being that most other flowers were soaked, wilted and half dead - the entire world of flying insects were all on this one goldenrod together... in peace, for the sake of survival. Regular flies, bees, wasps, teetsie flies, robber flies, fat hairy black flies, ladybugs, and those micro bee things that like to lick ya' arms in the summer!
This was totally amazing to watch. The movement, the crawling, the buzzing, the way they all worked together not in fear of each other, making sure they each had their turn, they each had some pollen... would humans be able to work so well by instinct if we were in the same situation?
The only insect who got slightly hostile or rowdy towards me the the largest one, the wasp. It did not like my curiosity and was the obvious protector of all there.