You think pollen collecting is simple, right? But no, like everything else in life it has discouraging moments. Here a little Lasioglossum bee decides to take a rest. She alights on a flat leaf and promptly loses her load. Bummer.
Apparently, collecting pollen from a slippery leaf isn’t as easy as rubbing it from a flower’s anthers. After cleaning her antennae, she circled the little pile then flew away, leaving her groceries behind. I think I heard a sigh . . .