Sunday, 18 April 2010

black bee (aka spring flower bee)

and amongst the lungwort (pulmonaria) growing in our garden we saw this little jet black bee with two very full pollen baskets. As usual with the Internet it is possible to identify just about anything and this is the Spring Flower bee (see link). It never ceases to amaze me what you can see when you start looking properly.

1 comment:

  1. Great pictures and thanks for the ID - Saw lots of them at the Oxford Botanic Gardens today and couldn't identify them, until now.