Friday 24 May 2019

A Very Tiny Bee

So, I'm keeping an eye out constantly on the dog roses to see who is having a feed today; Friday's visitor was a very very tiny bee, no idea what species, that was literally rolling around in the pollen.

Of course there were many other bees around, lots of tree bumbles in particular, a few white / buff tails. All have very heavy pollen baskets, these flowers really must be a rich source.

So my little wildflower meadow has, after three years, sort of finally produced results. We have a decent carpet of birds foot trefoil with some vetch and buttercups thrown in. A few ox eye daisies have appeared.

It's not amazing, but red tailed bumbles in particular are feeding in numbers, so it is doing the job I intended.


All text and images copyright CreamCrackeredNature 24.05.19


  1. Love Birds' Foot Trefoil - or Ladies Fingers as we called it as kids.

  2. well done on persevering with your meadow, from little acorns,and all that....

  3. Thank you all for commenting, different sort of day today