It's almost July, and Douglas Justice's blog for July is about ×Chitalpa tashkentensis 'Pink Dawn', see July 2016 in the Garden | UBC Botanical Garden. The chitalpa next to the Shop in the Garden is just starting to bloom, has open flowers close enough to look at. I claimed in some posting three years ago that the kind of bumble bee in the second photo is Bombus vosnesenskii. The tree near the amphitheatre had no open flowers today, but it has lots of buds, and it's easy to get a look at the bark. I haven't checked recently, but in an earlier posting on this tree, I mentioned five locations in the area where there are one or more of these trees: one tree at Nelson and Bidwell in the West End, three trees at Riverview, one tree in Thornton Park (posted for ID), one tree at 9th Ave and 20th St in New Westminster, two trees on Strand at E. Columbia in New West.