bees on pulmonaria

An image from a few years ago… framing this and another bee picture for an exhibition at the nature in art museum (March 27th – April 29th). Very much the scene in the garden now with the pulmonarias sprouting up out of the leaf litter. I haven’t seen this species yet (anthophora plumipes) seems to be mainly white-tailed types as yet… I’m no expert but anthophoras are small and fairly distinctive… with the male and female very different. This would be a male… the female is very dark and a bit larger.

I’d got very bogged down with the long-tailed tit monoprinting (not for the first time) and glad to see the more straight forward enjoyment of crayon drawing.