Tawny Mining Bee

Andrena fulva – This is a female with her thick gingery coat. I find these very skittish and they don’t like you getting too close to them. Slow and patient gets you there in the end. Double-click to enlarge image.

Tawny Mining Bee Andrena fulva female

© Peter Hillman ♦ 14th April 2020 ♦ Rear garden, Staffordshire ♦ Nikon D7200

13 thoughts on “Tawny Mining Bee

    1. Thank you, Gary 🙂 Well, I am glad you asked me about the tree since your birch photo. It is Silver Birch, a young one I planted a few years ago in my backyard.

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      1. I suspected as much but was hesitant to hazard a guess, as the rather saturated yellows and oranges threw me off a bit. Thanks, Pete!

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  1. Carpenter ants usually wear a tool belt. I don’t see a miner’s belt on this little worker. Love the rich warm color.

    BTW, I just noticed for the first time, how observant of me, the name of your town. Although I don’t have much, the china that is its namesake is my favorite, if I could afford the real stuff. 🙂

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