A spring bee on a cherry tree (Prunus ‘The Bride’)

2 Thoughts

  1. The bee visiting cherry blossom is a queen bumble (or humble) bee – see earlier Armchair Naturalist piece – but it’s not easy to tell which species.

    Possible *Bombus terrestris*, the buff-tailed, which is still fairly widespread, but we can’t properly see its rear end!

    Armchair naturalists who want to identify this and other bumblebees may like to view the Bumblebee Conservation Trust website:

    https://www.bumblebeeconservation.org/white-tailed-bumblebee-species/

    There are also some good books available on-line.

    Look out for bumblebees from your window or in your garden this weekend!

    John and Margaret Cooper

    On Fri, 3 Apr 2020 at 23:13, Blog: The Frightened Face of Nature (FFON) wrote:

    > Simon H King posted: ” ” >

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