23rd November 2017

Just a reminder that Honey Bees, and a few butterflies, including Red Admiral, do not hibernate but slow their bodies down and emerge whenever the temperature is around 10C or more, throughout winter, to top up their food supplies. These recent photo’s emphasise again just how important winter sources of pollen and nectar are for these insects- Ivy is one of the best, as these Honey Bees

Honey bee, Ivy

Honey bee, Ivy

Honey bee, Ivy

Red Admiral, Ivy

show. Conditions: Cool and sunny after high winds and rain. Temperature: Max 9- Min 3C.

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