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This week we are taking a moment to think about those other bees, not the bigger furry ones, not the honey producing ones, the other ones….collectively known as Solitary bees. In Britain we have around 270 species of bee and just under 250 of them are solitary bees! As the name suggests they don’t tend to live in colonies like Bumblebees or Honey bees and they do not produce honey. They have many complex and interesting life cycles and are definitely a group that requires further investigation. See…

It’s here!! National Insect week: 22nd -28th June 2020!!! It only comes around every two years so you don’t want to miss all the great interactive activities available. Check out this link: https://www.nationalinsectweek.co.uk/about-national-insect-week There are so many ideas and useful learning resources to help you get to know some of our 24,000 species of insects in the UK. Where can you go to find them locally?? Well how about our beautiful Cambridge local nature reserves? The Reserves Insects can be found in many different habitats, so plan an…

A great way to boost biodiversity in your outside space is to create as many different habitats as possible. You may have flowers, maybe a pond, a lovely compost heap, even log piles but do you have a hoverfly lagoon?? Hoverflies are often overlooked as a pollinator. They are often mistaken for bees or wasps because of their yellow-and-black patterns which they use as a method of defense although they cannot sting and do not live in nests.  The easiest way to know if you are looking at…