There’s still an abundance of flowers around in people’s gardens, which is inspiring as there are still lots of pollinators around.
Bees were loving this Caryopteris (heavenly blue). Lots of Carder Bees which are one of three all-ginger bumblebees to be a member of the ‘Big 7’ widespread and abundant species, it is found in a wide range of habitats across the UK, including gardens. The earliest of the carders to emerge in spring, and usually the latest-flying of the bumblebees from summer nests. More..
Photo – Chloe Cox – Theescombe
The Small Copper is usually seen in ones and twos, but in some years large numbers may be found at good sites. Males are territorial, often choosing a piece of bare ground or a stone on which to bask and await passing females. They behave aggressively towards any passing insects, returning to the same spot when the chase is over. More…
Photo – Graeme Davis – Doverow Farm
The Small White, along with the Large White, can claim the title of “Cabbage White” that is the bane of allotment holders all over the British Isles although the damage caused by this species is significantly less than that of the Large White more…
Photo – Graeme Davis – The Bridle