Sunday, 8 March 2015

First 2015 Bumblebees in the West Country.

Today the spring sun was shining and we had our first, rather optimistic BBQ. I saw brimstone and peacock butterflies and two bumblebees, the first that I have seen here in the West this spring. A tired tree bumblebee, I think, that in-spite of medical care (sugar) died in our porch. Also a large queen early bumblebee (ID checkAds?) moving from promising looking nest hole to hole along the bank at the back of our house.


  1. Looks more like a Buff-tailed queen to me, based on size and the clean distinction in the bands, but it could be early.