I took my son to a savannah restoration last Saturday. It is owned by Grinnell College and is called Conard Environmental Restoration Area, or CERA. I was hoping to find some butterflies or other things to photograph.
I found no butterflies. There weren’t really many flowers blooming, either other than dandelions. I did find some other insects, though.
I think this is a Halictidae bee.
I was hoping to get a better view of this small bee–she mostly kept her head down in the flower. The bee would suddenly fly off, and return to the same flower. I snapped several photos of the bee taking off, hoping to get a shot of the head.
She was too fast for me.