Photo: Metallic green bee doing the good work

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This metallic green bee from the family Halictidae (also known as sweat bees) was photographed by Bob Peterson as it collects pollen to make a "bee loaf" to feed her young. Writes Bob, "the sharp caltrop-like seeds of the dreaded Tribulus terrestris (puncture vine) may be the bane of bicycle tires and bare feet but native bees love the nutritious pollen." And we love seeing a native been loving the nutritious pollen! Beautiful, and props to the pollinators.

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