#30DaysWild No. 20. Ten minutes of bumblebee watching

Today’s #30DaysWild random act of wildness was to spend 10 minutes looking for bumblebees on the marsh thistles around Wheatland Farm’s wildlife pond. We found garden, red tailed, tree, white/buff tailed bumblebees. But what is this?

It has a red tail but doesn’t look like early bumblebee. We asked on twitter, and on ispot, but got no response. But maybe it’s a very pale form of early bumblebee – a male? Top bumblebee guy Steven Falk has a smilar image – of a bumblee from Braunton Burrows, only about 30 miles from here.

#30DaysWild Previously

This time last year: It was another Devon Countryside Access Forum training day, and we were exploring Haldon Forest near Exeter.

This time in 2017: A clip of dragonflies and damselflies at the Wheatland Farm wildlife pond