Early Bees

The May is out and so are the Bees. A visit to Long Lane Pasture allowed me to photograph a Grey-haired Mining Bee…… and Andrena nitida……Both feeding on Hawthorn.

Meanwhile a Common Carder Bee was feeding on Common Vetch……with apologies for the slight blur – she was a busy-bee 😉

Finally, I found a Honey Bee swarm in a low area of Brambles……Disturbing a swarm is not a good idea. Fortunately I always have a close eye on where I’m putting my feet for fear of hurting some creature when I’m out photographing nature and I move slowly. In the circumstances I retraced my steps equally slowly 😉

Advertisements

A Photo a Week Challenge: Colorful

For Nancy’s Challenge this week we have Orchids at Kew Gardens. An annual event providing a burst of color to close out Winter and welcome Spring. The event is always very popular with visitors. This year the Orchids on display were Colombian…

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Close Up or Macro

A native of eastern Asia, the Harlequin Ladybird is an invasive species that was first recorded in the UK in 2004. It’s entry into the UK was probably via imports of cut flowers and vegetables from Europe where the species was introduced as a biological control agent to combat infestations of various pest species in glasshouse crops. It is considered a threat to native UK ladybird species and is being monitored. Further information can be found on the Harlequin Ladybird Survey website.

Larva…

Pupa…

Adult…

Catch up with Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge Here.