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)