Friday 24 February 2012

Bee and snowdrops

The bees were out and about in the wildlife garden today. This one was feeding on snowdrops and stopped to clean itself up hanging from a single leg from a ragged flower. It's head, body and pollen baskets had orange pollen, presumably from the snowdrops as there was little else flowering about. In the pond, water boatmen were active. It is great to see bugs every day and spring arrived surprisingly early.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

We had a dump of 20cm of snow last weekend...snowdrop season seems so far away! Love the first photo with the bee seeming to dangle from the petal!