Andrena minutoloides (garden)

Not a great photo as its from my phone through my microscope, this bee was found dead in my studio it keys out to I am sure Andrena minutoloides

The best way to spend a wet, dark winters afternoon.

Is it spring yet ?

Another year nearly over and I am happy with the new finds/ records this year  but I can’t wait for spring to arrive for it all to start again. The anticipation of new finds, new knowledge and just getting out into nature.

The bees in the photo are some some of the new species of bee I have found this year (new to me not science).