Well, so far anyway. The Tawny mining bees (Andrena fulva) emerged from the lawn, creating the usual mini-volcanoes, a couple of weeks ago, and they have now been joined by Red mason bees (Osmia bicornis), Early mining bees (Andrena haemorrhoa), [update – I gather this is A. nitida not A. haemorrhoa] Chocolate mining bees (Andrena carantonica), Grey mining bees (Andrena cineraria), and others that I can’t identify.
Archive for April, 2015
Over-wintering butterflies have emerged
but there have been a couple of surprises: Small White butterflies usually appear in May, but quite a few are already in evidence
and Red Admirals don’t usually over-winter here, but migrate to the UK in significant numbers from May onwards. This one was spotted on 9 April.