More bumblebees enjoying spring sunshine

Already, a bumbling bumblebee is less of a rare first sign of spring and more something to expect around the lodges when the March weather gives us some sunshine. Today, two species were out and about, enjoying the pollen on the willow trees at Wheatland Farm.

We think these are buff tailed bumblebees and tree bumble bees (we found a nest of these a year or two ago – they are unusual in nesting off the ground). This year we’ll be trying to record which species we find across Wheatland Farm, noting how many nests we can spot, and recording it on our wildlife and management page.