Monday, 7 June 2010
I decided to join The Bees, Wasps and Ants Recording Society (BWARS) and my membership pack came last week. I received two of the past newsletters plus a member's handbook and the catchily named book Provisional atlas of the aculeate Hymenoptera of Britain and Ireland Part 7.
The handbook is really good with chapters on conservation, encouraging bees into your garden, photography, equipment etc. The Atlas is a little publication showing distribution maps and species profiles of bees, wasps and ants. It's fab.
Other things to note at YSP are that the bees are loving the Laburnum, Rhododendron and vetch (all shown here) plus they love the Whitebeam and Horse Chestnut flowers too.