North Meadow is yellow with Meadow buttercups this week. I visited to carry out the monthly transect for the Bumblebee Conservation bee walk project.
We saw 7 species of bumblebee on the bee walk, Red Tail Bumblebee, Tree Bumblebee, Buff Tail Bumblebee, White Tail Bumblebee, Garden Bumblebee, Early Bumblebee and the Common Carder Bee. In total we saw 70 bees, mainly worker bees, but also several new queen bees.
Lots of butterflies including mating orange tips, small copper, common blue, green veined white, peacock, and large white.
The grass was full of common blue damselflies and banded demoiselle could be seen in locations close to the Churn.