An unreliable memoir

The Hairy-Footed Flower Bee

Bombus pascuorum

Sony DSC-HX20V ƒ3.2 4.7mm 1/800 ISO 100

On Saturday I was slumped on the sofa being ill when I noticed something unusual buzzing the daffodils outside the window. Bravely I dragged myself outside to investigate but by the time I got there, it had gone. Once I got back inside, it was back again. Obviously. This went on for some time. Until I eventually snapped the offenders, of which there were several feasting on early Spring flowers. From which I conclude that we have a Bombus pascuorum nest somewhere near by. And if you want to know why this early flying bee is commonly called the hairy-footed flower bee, you’re just going to have to use your imagination:

Bombus pascuorum

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