Then a potentially bleak man-made surface turned up a little gem of highly diverse vegetation, with plenty of associated invertebrate life...
|Hoverfly on mignonette, in a small green patch within an expanse of concrete|
Finally, today's allotment site gave us a chance to swap and share knowledge with each other and some of the allotment holders. Damselflies, tiny wasps and a wide variety of bees and hoverflies once again proved that allotment sites seem to be the best habitat category for pollinators in Leeds. There was even a Bombus hypnorum nest in a bird box, and a shed-top green roof to add a bit of spice. Lovely!
|B. hypnorum nest in bird box on allotment|