Big-headed

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Today was hot and sunny – though nowhere near as hot as the next three days are expected to be – and I turned my back very firmly on all the work that was waiting for me in the house, … Continued

Willughby’s Leafcutter Bee

I don’t know who Willughby was, but he or she managed to get themselves a truly beautiful bee. Worldwide there are over fifteen hundred species within the genus Megachile, but in the UK we only have seven, and M. willughbiella … Continued

Going for gold

AOG Day 9 The Hoverfly Copulation Competition concluded this afternoon, with what was surely an inevitable win for H. Hybridus, the hoverfly affectionately known to his team-mates in Team Eristalini as Alpha Male. Here you can see the unparalleled poise … Continued