Monday, 23 December 2013

Neptune at Harwick Hall, County Durham

This was taken on Christmas Day, 2009. What a difference this Christmas is going to be, a very soggy one. I wish you all a very Happy Christmas:-)

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Bumblebees in Winter!

I have posted some information about bees in winter from the Bee Conservation Society.  It is the Buff-tailed Bumblebee that continues to be active during the winter months, even when it is close to freezing temperatures or snow.

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Buff-tailed bee (19.12.13)

This is the Buff-tailed bumblebee in my garden today. This bumblebee is still out and about through the winter, particularly if it is mild. This plant, the Mahonia is a great source of food for it during the winter months.