Humming

Despite a chilling north-easterly wind, the bright sunshine brought out a raft of invertebrates in the garden this morning, and the whole area seemed to be gently humming. My species counts are still well down on last year – twenty … Continued

Spring fresh

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I have two lovely fresh female mining bees for you today, both photographed in the brief window of opportunity between our last weekend guests leaving in sunshine at lunch time, and the weather closing in less than an hour later. … Continued

Feather-footed

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I don’t know why the Romans felt that they needed a word to describe the state of being feather-footed, but apparently they did, and ‘plumipes’ was it. ‘Anthophora’, I think, is a Greek term for flowering plants. So this little … Continued