Friday, 28 June 2013

Our week in pictures at Bristol

Honeybee (Apis mellifera) on an ox-eye daisy (Leucanthemum  vulgare)
Musk mallow (Malvus moschata) has just come into flower this week at Horfield Common
Horfield Common perennial meadow
Five-spot burnet (Zygaena trifolii)
Victoria Park, one of our perennials that has become dominated by coarse grasses.   Despite this it still contains plenty of yellow rattle (Rhinanthus minor), carrot (Daucus carota), red clover (Trifolium pratense) and black knapweed (Centaurea nigra)

A tree bee (Bombus hypnorum) homing in on the viper's bugloss (Echium vulgare)
A common carder bee (Bombus pascuorum)
Viper's bugloss towering above the sea of Ox eye dasies at Stoke Bishop Halls
Carrot starting to flower
Perennial poser at Beacon Rise
Our first field scabious (Knautia arvensis)  of the year at Horfield Common
Perennial meadow at Hengrove Park 
One of our annual meadows beginning to flower at City Academy
Ryan the giant towering over Lynne
Our (Bombus terrestris/lucorum) nest right outside the back door of the university!

Leaving the nest to refill
Heading to the nest with her pollen basket full

Bringing pollen back to the nest (notice the two different colours of pollen on each leg)
While Ryan and I are hard at work weeding, Lynne checks the cloud cover!!

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