23 June 2013. To the cemetery. Lady’s glove flowers near the entrance attract many insects.
Including buff-tailed bumblebees and garden bumblebees.
We hear great spotted woodpecker and magpie calls.
A male chaffinch sings, and lands on a tombstone.
A bit further, moss with spore capsules.
Rhododendrons are flowering, and attracting pollinating insects, as well. Including tree bumblebees.
Close to the lady’s gloves, a white flowering plant is nearly finished; but it still attracts a honeybee collecting nectar …
and a hoverfly.
Finally, back to the lady’s gloves; which attract a ladybird.
E.U. bans another bee-killing insecticide: here.
- Pesticide Cause Death of 25,000 Bumblebees in Oregon (counselheal.com)
- It’s time to watch out for our nectar lovers (irishtimes.com)
- Bumblebees take off with a special fungus weapon to save strawberries (guardian.co.uk)
- pollinate (miniatureforestgardens.wordpress.com)
- The Wildlife Gardener by Kate Bradbury – extract (guardian.co.uk)
- Living Green: Appreciate pollinators (readingeagle.com)
- Woodpecker nest at the cemetery? (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- Bee-killing pesticides could also harm butterflies, mice and birds, study claims (sott.net)
- Mystery: Up to 25,000 dead bees found outside store (q13fox.com)
Merci beaucoup 🙂
Amazing photos!!! Wow!!!
Thank you! These photos were the first try-out of a new macro lens 🙂
I love it, when we see things like that it is a special moment. Congrats
Thank you! Very probably, the camera will be back there 🙂
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