Thursday, 22 July 2010

Meadowsweet



While the bumblebees are enjoying the lavender near the centre the honeybees are busy loving the Meadowsweet Filipendula ulmaria. There is an area in the nature reserve part of YSP that is covered with Meadowsweet and also Rosebay Chamerion angustifolium.

I love visiting that area - i can stand surrounded by the flowers that sway in the breeze and breath in the sweet summer aroma.


Along with the honeybees I've found a few species of bumblebee there too (B. terrestris, B. lapidarius, B. pascuorum, B. hortorum, B. pratorum, B. lucorum, B.vestalis) and a couple of solitary bees - which i will update on the blog soon.

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