Tag Archives: Bees

Six on Saturday – A spring in my step

27/02/2021 So the greenhouse windows opened automatically this week for the first time this year (that I’ve noticed) and Steve cut the grass for the first time in roughly four months! In fact, my title was almost ‘The first cut … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Poker Face

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Hairy-Footed Flower Bees

This is a photo of a bee having a good guzzle from a red deadnettle.  The bee looks particularly furry and indeed it is, but what is most impressive is the length of the hairs  … on its legs. Especially … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Dirty faces amongst the Tommies!

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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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March wildlife roundup – Walking on stilts

So rain, rain and more rain. The rivers are bursting their banks and flowing over the roads round here. Routes out of the village to the south are getting a bit risky. The footpaths, in places, are Somme-like and require … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – A White-Whiskered Gentleman

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Wildlife Wednesday: February and Spring’s False Start

In spite of several dreadfully wet days, February gradually brought real signs that spring was emerging. Honeybees could be seen happily buzzing around brightly coloured spring bulbs. Drone flies, Eristalis tenax, were out in numbers too. They are one of … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Dusted with gold

       

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