Wednesday, 7 September 2016

September bumblebees

The solitary bee season is more or less over here but there are still plenty of bumblebees around.  Within a few minutes I found five species taking advantage of the sunshine in the garden - buff-tailed, white-tailed and red-tailed bumblebees, common carder bee and tree bumblebee.  Many are new queens feeding up before hibernation but there are also still some workers and males (mostly looking a bit old and fded, but then who isn't?).  Here are a few photos.

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