So yesterday evening I did an hour in the garden doing nothing but wandering around looking for bees… and other insects/wildlife, I’m not going to lie here! B-) In the hour I spent in the garden, 4:30 to 5:30 pm, other than the Red mason bees that I have nesting, I only saw one bee.…… Continue reading Where are all the bees?
I just wanted to do my small part to helping a worthwhile cause. May 19th marks the start of the Great British Bee Count. I can’t help but encourage anyone in the UK to add their 2p worth into this if you can. This will be my third year adding in my observations. I hope that…… Continue reading The Great British Bee Count
So yesterday was awesome, it really was! Today proved to be a little less awesome after noticing that I seemed to have made, what I am going to call “An error of judgement”. Can anyone spot the moronic mistake? Well, as you can see the bee hotel is right over the top of the pond…… Continue reading That Awkward Moment
This was me capturing the live emergence of a female Red Mason Bee (Osmia rufa). I was simultaneously shell-shocked and so VERY excited! https://youtu.be/4nNtIoj81-s A little bit of back story. I was talking to my daughter (who you can also hear in the vid) out in the garden when the mood of the mason bees…… Continue reading That Amazing Moment
The other day I made a post on my FB page about birdsong. Basically it was just the difference between the chorus at work and then at home. I didn’t find out that it was ‘International Dawn Chorus Day’ until I saw a post on the Daily Nature Blog about it. Read it here, but basically why…… Continue reading Bird Song
It’s true… Even my pond plants hate me. I was holding out that at least they would hold that special spot for me… No. They don’t. Between rain showers today I got to nip out and take a look at the wildlife for a bit… I got to see a Common Carder Bee, first of…… Continue reading Even My Pond Plants Hate Me
It seems like today was a wildlife day. First thing this morning me and the minion were walking out the back door when we saw a grey squirrel. (s)he bolted up and along the fence to the copse of trees at the back to get away. I have never seen a squirrel in the 14…… Continue reading Wildlife Day in the Garden!