Managed to get outside at lunchtime today to see what was happening on our wilding campus.
This was after I'd seen a scared roe deer running like mad across the grasslands, trapped between various busy roads.
I wonder where it ended up? Hopefully found the way out towards the wooded farmlands at the back.
Lots of strange little characters seemingly feeding of leaf sap today; They looked like wasps but actually seem to be some form of solitary cuckoo bee of the nomad family, possibly gooden's nomad bee. They parasatize on andrena type bees apparently.
We are letting all our verges go unmowed for the summer; forget me nots doing very well at the moment but hopefully we will have orchids again before too long.
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It looks like a nomad but I find the more obscure bee Ids hard! Moth caterpillar too. Lovely to see them all.ReplyDelete
Thank you, I'm hopeless with solitary bees,that is the best id I could come up with and it is probably wrong!ReplyDelete