There were a few isolated bushes here and there along the Sunrise Highway as I drove south, and then I hit the jackpot - an area just to the east of the road loaded with flowering Goldenbushes.
The most common pollinator by far were honey bees. A good sign for them, anyway, although not too exciting. It took a little looking to find native species, and none were numerous.
|A typical "Goldenbush". Thanks to Aaron Schusteff for helping with the identification of this shrub.|
|Close-up of the flowers. They are a vivid "gold" when fresh.|
|A native bee visitor. To be determined.|
|An ambush bug (Phymata pacifica), beautifully camouflaged. I almost overlooked it myself!|
|Pepsis sp. (possibly P. pallidolimbata?). This is a male, with long, straight antennae.|