Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Hairy footed bees.

First visit from hairy footed bee Anthophora Plumipes female this year. I noticed a male visiting flowers up the track. The males are brown and the female is black. Check last Mays entries for a picture of the male.
They are are particularly attracted to the pulmonaria plants in our garden each year.

They resemble tiny humming birds when they are nectaring, hovering with their long tongue.

 (Pictures taken through our conservatory window)

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