Title Photo

A male Red Mason Bee at Freshwater Bay.

Saturday 7 May 2016

On The Lookout.

Along the banks of my local stream  mingled between the bluebells and wild garlic are small patches of bare ground.Dotted here and there are the telltale signs of minute nest holes made by mining bees.Nomad bees can be observed flying around and occasionally landing to perhaps lay an egg in the nest. 
There are  up to thirty species of nomad bee in the UK and they are particularly common in the south of England. The nomad bee pictured is considered to be Nomada flava,the Flavous Nomad.