Friday 24 May 2024

The Island Refuge

 Today I will show you "The Island", a refuge of wildflowers in a rather unpromising location.

A mass of ox eye daisy, with corncockle, cornflower, scabious and poppies thrown in, it is full of bees of all kids - today's special find was a buffish mining bee. 

The air quality isn't so good though, as you might gather from a traffic island surrounded by two dual carriageways.


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  1. What a lovely bee. So much better than having the "island" covered in tarmac or concrete.

  2. Super traffic island Si - love that lone herbaceous geranium getting in on the act - i have it in my garden and am looking forward to the first bloom any day now.