A stinging time

This morning, at the bottom end of the long pond we came across an excavation of a bee’s nest by some badgers. All the honey had gone and there were quite a few number of dead bees scattered around the hole but also a few still trying to recover the nest from the damage. ( Think this type of Bumble Bee is Bombus Lucorum, distinguished by the white tail).

At the moment there is a fantastic display of Sea Holly, when it first starts to flower the colours are outstanding.

Bob and Bri