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