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Re: Garden things

Both our bee hotels are MT this year.
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Re: Garden things

I like the matching orange/green of those first two, Mark.
It must be off season for the bee hotel. Some of you handiwork?
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I like the matching orange/green of those first two, Mark.
It must be off season for the bee hotel. Some of you handiwork?
Thanks Mark, I had three takers this year plus one spider who took up residence. Not quite sure of the bee's way of life, they do something in those holes which are blocked up by leaves. Hopefully get another batch next year, rent free.

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Not quite sure of the bee's way of life, they do something in those holes which are blocked up by leaves.
It's usually leaf-cutter bees.

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It's usually leaf-cutter bees.

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Re: Garden things

I took this photo some years ago before I had a teleconverter for the 300/4. You can see a bee with a piece of leaf clasped between its legs. The hotel has hardly been used in recent years, leaving me wondering where the bees have gone. We seem short of other insects, such as hoverflies, too.

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