Monday, 11 June 2012

Wet bee, and behaviours #4

Wet bee

How wet can a bee get?  Very, very wet, it seems!  After last night's torrential rains, we were out bright and early, and came across this poor thing...

Behaviour obs #4 

Down in the dark woods today, we watched a small bumblebee visit several large hogweed leaves, and walk quickly round the edges of them one after another, before flying off.  Was this a male, laying a pheremone trail? 

1 comment:

  1. This is a really sad looking bumblebee, I wonder if it survived. We keep seeing more dead bumblebees lying around, maybe it has something to do with the weather.
    Reading team