As we are in the middle of 2018’s Great British Bee Count and it’s National Insect Week, I thought it was appropriate to go find some bees!
I was lucky enough to find Buff-tailed bumblebees, Red-tailed bumblebees, Ashy miner bees, Leaf-cutter bees, Honey bees and a few other species of solitary bees too! I submitted all my finds on the Great British Bee Count app.
An afternoon finding my favourite creatures and helping with a citizen science project has definitely been a lot of fun and felt very worthwhile!
Run by Friends of the Earth and supported by Buglife, it’s a great bit of citizen science to get involved with! If you would like to have a go, you can find out all about it on the website here: https://friendsoftheearth.uk/bee-count