Category Archives: Bees

Six on Saturday – The Long Goodbye

What a glorious autumn we are having. We’ve had some frosts, which have carried the dahlias etc off, clearing space for the coming week’s bulb planting. They also helped the colours ramp up, so there is now a great show … Continue reading

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September Wildlife Sightings – On the cusp

You know that autumn is here when the spaces between everything in the garden are filled with large webs and, more disturbingly, large spiders. There are loads of garden cross spiders stretched across our front garden path waiting pendulously to … Continue reading

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Wildlife Wednesday – Ivy Bees … so adorable!

A new spot for me and IDed by helpful Twitter users, these are Ivy Bees (Colletes hederae), a type of mining bee that first appeared in Britain in 2001. Here’s a helpful summary of the Ivy Bee from Naturespot. They … Continue reading

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What’s been making round holes in my rose leaves?

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Wordless Wednesday – Rusty Foxgloves: A new love affair

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Wordless Wednesday – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

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Wildlife roundup for April – My, what a long tongue you have!

All the better to … reach the nectar. Take a look at the length of this tongue for instance: This is the Hairy-footed flower bee (Anthophora plumipes) and is a new bee to me this spring. That is not quite … Continue reading

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