Tag Archives: Bumblebees

Wordless Wednesday – Dark side of the Sun

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Fat bees and fragrant apple blossom

What a wonder our little crab apple tree (Malus ‘John Downie’) on the driveway is! It is covered in a thick snowy crust of pink and white blossom and is humming with the hypnotic sounds of bees and insects, hovering … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

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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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December Wildlife Roundup: Watching the Watchers

I know that at this time of year I spend a lot of ‘indoors’ time peering out: at the garden, the moon, the weather and the wildlife, but recently I feel like nature is turning the tables. I am being … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – The considerable allure of teasel

   

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The Flight of the Bumblebee

Yesterday the sun was shining brightly, the birds were singing, the bees were buzzing and this (queen buff-tailed I think) bumblebee was flying around nice and slowly, looking for potential nest sites maybe. As a bit of Sunday fun, in … Continue reading

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