Day 1: #30DaysWild

I’ve signed up to the Wildlife Trusts #30DaysWild Challenge this month – and will be trying to commit acts of random wildness for the whole of June. So watch out!

10033271Day one, and the weather wasn’t ideal but at lunchtime I did  manage to slip away from my desk for 30 mins to sit with the bees at the solitary bee hotel and munch on a sandwich.

Not a lot of action, it has to be said, but it still helped to clear my head for a few minutes and I guess that’s the idea of the campaign.

Marmite and crisp sandwich and bees. Doesn't get much better!

Marmite and crisp sandwich and bees. Doesn’t get much better!

We seem to have lost our connection with nature, technology has taken over for the majority of our lives – sometimes you just have to say “stuff it” and get away from it all.

Mating Red Mason Bees - oooo errr!

Mating Red Mason Bees – oooo errr!

Well, that’s exactly what I did, and there’s nothing quite like the cute pollen laden bottom of a red mason bee to make you smile and ready for an afternoon of work! Honest!

Who couldn't love that bottom!???

Who couldn’t love that bottom!???

If you fancy taking part in #30DaysWild you can still join in the fun – just go to the special #30DaysWild website here 


2 thoughts on “Day 1: #30DaysWild

  1. I agree with you, there’s something very exciting about seeing these bees bringing back bright yellow pollen. When did you photograph the mating bees, here (South Devon) the mated females are almost finished.

    • Up until the last couple of days I was still seeing the very occasional pair mating – although I’m sure I must have seen the last of them now! They seem to have had a really good year this year in my bee hotel (East Dorset). In their excitement the males were even trying to mate with other males in the first few weeks before the females eventually emerged! Now there’s mostly just frantic nest building, mud carrying and pollen provisioning.

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