At the moment.... mostly about moths

Monday, 23 March 2009

Bumble bee nest

Whilst out in the garden yesterday, I saw a large bumble bee, probably Bombus terrestris, fly over towards our a raised bed and fly straight into the ground. Turns out it was it's burrow, as in picture below. As you can see it's quite big (that's a 20p piece). I'm quite excited about this, I've never had a bumble bee nest in the garden, so I'm going to follow it's progress. Of course I shall have to make sure I don't dig it up by accident - it's right in the pumpkin patch

Bumble bee burrow

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