Day 26 - Tiny things in the garden
Before starting work in the garden, I took a tour round, camera in hand.
|Wool Carder Bee - gathering plant hairs for her nest.|
The BWARs Information sheet for the Wool Carder Bee says that it:
- is one of the largest British solitary bees
- has one generation per year, which flies from June to August
- the male is larger than the female
- Nests are constructed in existing aerial cavities, such as beetle holes in dead wood in addition to artificial sites such as cut bamboo canes
- It uses the hairs that it collects to make brood cells.
|Crab spider, lying in wait.|
After a busy day working, I packed up my laptop and went outside just as the sun went in.
|Leaves and immature fruits from our trees.|