Bombus Ruderarius resembles a small red tailed bumble bee but can be distinguished by its red pollen baskets. (Red tailed bumble bees have black pollen baskets)
A male hairy footed bee Anthophora plumipes resting on a bramble leaf
As a wildlife author and environmental educator I visit many habitats from coastline to countryside. However, I often find the best opportunities for wildlife watching are on our own doorstep such as in our gardens and parks. This weblog is a record of my observation which I hope you will enjoy and encourage you to take a closer look at your own local habitats, I am sure you will be pleasantly surprised.