The black facial hairs help with the identification of this species. An attractive bee of which we shall probably see more of over the next week or so. A second record for the garden of Tree Bumblebee (Bombus hypnorum) was made as it fed in one of the Daffodil flowers. By the size of the insect it was a queen. Also a queen Buff-tailed Bumblebee was seen resting on the grass.
|Queen Buff-tailed Bumblebee|
|Masses of frog spawn on the pond edge|
|The tadpoles are developing already|
The daffodils are hanging on in the fine weather and the crocuses are probably at their best now. They will soon be gone! The bees are enjoying them though while they are still there
Work continued in the greenhouse and hopefully during the week the first load of brick rubble can be broken up and put into the base of the Jurassic garden.
The ever present Herring Gulls - now paired up and looking for nesting sites kept a close eye on us.