Pollinator Photos by Heather Holm

Pollinator Conservationist; author of Pollinators of Native Plants, Bees, Wasps, and Common Native Bees of the Eastern United States.

Thank you for visiting my pollinator photo website


I am a pollinator conservationist and environmental educator passionate about documenting the natural history and diversity of native pollinators and flower-visiting insects. 

My four books focus on native plant — pollinator mutualisms: Pollinators of Native Plants (2014); Bees: An Identification and Native Plant Forage Guide (2017); Wasps: Their Biology, Diversity, and Role as Beneficial Insects and Pollinators of Native Plants (2021); and the pocket guide Common Native Bees of the Eastern United States (2022).


Unless otherwise noted, all photos were taken in Minnesota.


My photos are available for free for educational or academic use. Please use the following credit: © Heather Holm or Heather Holm (on or below the photo).

For commercial use enquiries, please contact me through my author website: www.PollinatorsNativePlants.com

BEES — Quick Links

Bumble Bees

Leafcutter Bees

Mining Bees

Sweat Bees

Long-horned Bees

Small Carpenter Bees

Fairy Bees

Masked Bees

Squash Bees

Small Resin Bees

WASPS - Quick Links

Thread-waisted Wasps

Cuckoo Wasps

Thynnid Wasps

Potter and Mason Wasps

Spider Wasps


Beetle Wasps

Sand Wasps


Carrot Wasps

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