Today, Thursday, 8 June, has been dismal - as have the last four or five days. Flaming June? Flaming 'eck as like.
Undaunted, I strode forth during a break in the rain in the direction of Kentle Wood (Ed. Fibber! You went in the car!) only for the rain to return shortly after I'd straddled the stile at the entrance. Bees had donned their fur coats and were also out and about, with this Buff-tailed Bumble Bee clinging in the blustery wind to a hogweed umbel.
|Bombus terrestris on hogweed. Kentle Wood, Daventry. 8 June, 2017|
Volucella pellucens is a frequent hogweed visitor. Kentle Wood, Daventry.
8 June, 2017