Every spring it’s always good to see the first native bees appear, and on a visit to a patch of native grassland, Lasioglossum lanarium was spotted on one of the few Billy Buttons flowering in the drought-dry ground.

Along the rail trail where the ground is also parched, some of the Grey Parrot-pea is in flower attracting the odd pollen gathering Lasioglossum calophyllae.

At home in the garden the same species is harvesting its pollen from the Gold Dust Wattle.

Also busily working the wattle is a third Lasioglossum species, L. (Parasphecodes) hiltacum.

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