08 March 2010

The Bumbles of Mumbles

Despite the very chilly breeze this afternoon and exposed situation, the spring flowering heather Erica carnea at the at the entrance to Bracelet Bay attracted at least 4 queen Buff-tailed Bumble Bees (Bombus terrestris). Note the one below is carrying a few ticks around the neck.

On the bird front there were at least 18 Mediterranean Gulls around the car park area.

1 comment:

Barry Stewart said...

Buff-tailed Bumble Bee at Pontarddulais Garden Centre today with 5+ Honey Bees, again on Erica carnea.