Advertisement

Photo: Metallic green bee doing the good work

470 of 1273

All praise the pollinators!

This metallic green bee from the family Halictidae (also known as sweat bees) was photographed by Bob Peterson as it collected pollen to make a "bee loaf" to feed her young. Bob writes:

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.

Would you like to see your nature photo featured as the TreeHugger photo of the day? Join TreeHugger’s Reader Photo Pool on flickr and add your pictures to the group.

470 of 1273

More Slideshows