Bumble Bee Hunt
One of our eagle-eyed garden visitors was most excited last week when she spotted a Bilberry Bumble Bee on a thistle in the Meadow. Apart from it being yet another excuse for Sue to stop me cutting the thistles, the Bilberry is apparently in decline and subject to research by the Bumble Bee Conservation Trust.
You can find out more about the bee and the hunt for it here
Yesterday, Tim, one of our neighbours (yes, we do have them, it’s just that they are about half a mile away!) also spotted the Bilberry, again on a thistle. So if you are visiting and fancy a little stroll in the meadow, keep your eyes open for this lovely little Bumble.