To be fair, I was out for two hours this afternoon, walking around, drinking tea in cafes and walking along the river where I thought I might find late season pollinators on the ivy flowers.
Unfortunately the ivy flowers have gone over, but there is still some himalayan blossom in bloom, and it was amongst these invaders that I came across a common carder bee at work tunnelling deep into the flowers.
These lovely little characters are very furry, and thus seem to last longer into the colder months than other bumble species, and I was very happy to see them as well as the other flashes of colour I came across.
Also of note - a picture of a spacecraft using a laser beam on my home town.
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