First bee

  

16 February 2013

 

The difference sunshine makes is amazing – yesterday the first butterfly, today the first bee. It didn’t stay around long enough to try and identify it, but it was good to see it was flying strongly; it’s presumably a queen bee looking for somewhere to nest for the year. I keep trying to improve my bee identification skills, but, while some are easy, some are not. Luckily, the Bumblebee Conservation Trust offers to identify photos of bumble bees if you are stuck.

 

Not much time in the garden today, as our grandson was visiting, from Cardiff. The photo is of young James and his Grandad putting back together our squirrel-proof feeder, which is very nearly grandparent-proof as well – still, according to the American instructions, it will also keep out raccoons, so a mere grandparent doesn’t stand any chance!

 

Gradad and James putting bird feeder back together

Gradad and James putting bird feeder back together

 

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