Yesterday I was lucky to observe a male Hairy Footed Flower Bee stalking and mating with the female.
Of course I didn't have my camera with me and it all happened far too quickly for me to record!
My walk to work is taking longer again as the garden wakes up with the warmer weather. It's warm enough to sit for a while and listen to the birds beginning their mating rituals.
I take it all back ... a few days of sunshine and the garden is positively buzzing and I've never noticed such a variety of bees here before.
I'm sometimes asked how I spot so many insects, so here's my attempt to explain. Tuning into the insect world involves a complex combination of hearing and seeing.
With more than 97000 weevils in the world it's going to be quite tricky to properly identify this one even with a decent photograph (which this is not!).
If I had known then what I know now
I would have started this diary years ago
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