Saturday, June 27, 2009
I'm sure someone else could write up this story better than me, but we had some miner bees, or ground nesting bees living in the garden last month. Lindsay had to give up her plot cos they'd taken up residence, and Alex helpfully made a sign to warn people. Stephanie from RSPB organised their wildlife gardening campaign from the gardeen, and lovely etymologist Robert from Queen's came and gave us a lovely couple of hours of jumping about the garden identifying 5 differnt species, and even caught one and got us to smell it! Diff bees smell different apparently, and they tickle your nose endearingly while you're smelling them. Thierry told a bee joke and everyone went home happy.