More buffish mining bee photos

I didn’t feel like I did these bees justice, so I went back and got some more photos just to show how cute they are (plus, trying to get a photo of the ashy mining bees there…still failed!). You’ll just have to take my word for it, but there’s an ashy mining bee in there […]

Buffish mining bee aggregation

I found another mining bee aggregation! I’ve lost track of how many bee aggregations I’ve found this spring, which is a good place to be in, in my humble opinion. This is the largest aggregation I’ve seen in Ireland. It’s on a university campus in south Dublin, and again people walk past on both sides […]

An urban, orange-tailed mining bee aggregation

I found and photographed another mining bee aggregation! This one was in Dublin, in the heart of the city centre, believe it or not. It was in a little “biodiversity planting” of mostly weeds, but the bees loved it. As per usual, people were walking by on both sides of me while I crawled around […]

A nesting aggregation of ashy mining bees

I found this beautiful nesting aggregation of ashy mining bees (Andrena cineraria) and I was thrilled! My first bee nesting aggregation in Ireland, after I’ve been here for over a year. Plus, these are gorgeous bees, with a silvery fringe, and these freshly emerged individuals were just shining and perfectly new. I can’t get over […]