The cloyingly sweet odour is already well and truly on the breeze, on warm May days it actually makes breathing while running rather tricky.
|Looking towards Hawton|
|A south westerly view|
The females of this species will later on be carrying large egg sacs under their abdomens.
At the Devon Park entrance, the currant flowers are now fully in bloom, and their stunning colour makes me crave ice lollies. A common carder was happy enough with pollen.
|Common carder bee|
|Getting stuck in|
|The other entrance to the orchard|
|Honey bees at work|
|Much debate about this bee on twitter. Thought to be a vestal or bohemian cuckoo bee. Note no pollen sacs|
|The lemony patches on the white abdomen markings are also an indicator for vestalis or bohemicus|
|At greater distance|
|Well, a bit more amenable|
|Hard to focus on er|
My antennae must be getting more and more attuned!