Bees are small. It doesn’t take that much pollen and nectar to raise a baby bee. One clump of flowers is enough to support several bees. Look around. Are you supporting flowers….and bees. Question lawns.
This is Lasioglossum albipes. One of the most well studied non-bumble non-honey bees. Sarah Kocher lent these to us from her many studies, so we could picturate them. While they are your basic brown sweat bee thing, upclose there is a charm in how they are put together. At least I am charmed, that is.
NOMINEE 2 – The Plight of the Bumblebee (and others) by Caroline Ritchey
NOMINEE 3 –Dynamicsby Secret Drum Band (an album composed in response to soundscape and form in locations chosen to draw attention to issues concerning endangered species, ecosystem function, and habitat loss)