March is nearly over and it’s been quite a month!
In the natural world it’s still business as usual. Or should that be bees-ness as usual?!
It would be hard to not spot our beautiful queen bees, freshly emerging, out foraging and looking for a good nesting site.
On the reserves an impressive species count has been clocking up. So far 7 different species of bumblebee have been recorded. See these great pics. If you’re looking for a good home school project, bee spotting could bee one!
Early Bumblebee (B.pratorum)
Red-tailed Bumblebee (B.lapidarus)
Vestal Cuckoo Bee (B.vestalis)
Tree Bumblebee (B.hyporum)
All photos supplied by Clare Wallace and taken at Bramblefields Nature Reserve.