words by Alex White
At the weekend, as a break from studying, I spent an hour sat taking photos in a wildflower meadow.
An hour passed by very quickly while watching the Red Kites and Buzzards soar high on the thermals and butterflies flitting from flower to flower.
Only some of the early flowers have started to appear but even so with the sun shining overhead the grass was alive with insects, especially solitary bees.
Most of the UK’s bees are solitary bees and with 267 species of bee in the UK I had to ask on Twitter which type of bees I’d taken photos of.
Solitary bees do not have a queen or live in colonies. They do nest close to each other and in the clip you can see how many are on the ground.
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© Alex White / Appleton Wildlife Diary 2019