Sand.  

Sand.  

The Golden Sand Loving Bee.  

When I think of bees that are sand loving I think of Lasioglossum vierecki.  For one, how nice to have a golden orange bee to look at.  For second it is common in sandy areas…so if you are going to find a sand specialist in a sand mine, dune, beach, barren, sandhill in the Northeast there you will find this little orange bee.  Thirdly it is easy to identify, which in the bee world is a bit of a blessing.  

This bad girl was discovered along a transmission line in Massachusetts by Michael Veit as part of David Wagner study of bees in these uncommon strip habitats.