Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Early Spring Pollinators
Some of the bees seem to know this but are still seduced at checking out the flowers from time to time, just to make sure.
Andrena bees have solitary nests in the ground, often in sandy soil. Often several nests are aggregated in one area. (Attracting Native Pollinators)
These bees also nest in the ground, preferring sandy soils. A pollen ball is made in the burrow and a single egg is laid on top. (Attracting Native Pollinators)