Are you thinking that there’s no wildlife worth looking for now that September is here? All the good stuff has migrated or is starting to hide itself away? Rubbish. There’s a very special little bee that you might like to look for right now…
I know, I know! I don’t post for ages and now I’m posting again. I just had to tell you about my exciting sightings today.
In September when the sun was shining (remember that day?) I went to check on the garden wildlife and managed to photograph a white Crab Spider eating a Honeybee on one of my Michaelmas daisies. This alone was amazing to see but not as amazing as seeing a small Bumblebee land on the very same flower at the same time!
I’ve been known to hack down the ivy that determinedly climbs my garden trees, every year it’s all out war but not any more. I now have an excuse to let it grow.
First I heard a loud buzzing sound. I thought it was a power tool outside and ignored it. Then it sounded like the power tool was banging itself against a window. Strange…
So it looks like summer is well and truly over. October arrived with northerly winds and Summer 2008 waved goodbye and got on the next plane to Florida. Depressed? At least we had a couple of weeks of sunshine and the insects managed to have a final feed.
I’m not going to apologise for writing another post on bees so quickly. It’s not going to be long before their buzz will have completely disappeared from our gardens and we will have to wait for 2009 to see them again.