Do bumblebees know when ants are in?

I took a few photos of a large Bombus terrestris bumblebee (queen I think) visiting foxglove flowers in St. James Park, London on a fine day last week. When I looked closely at the images I noticed a few ants within individual foxglove flowers. Lasius niger worker ants – and other species presumably – often…

The big decision!

Just 9 days to go to the UK’s EU referendum. Voters are being asked to vote on whether Britain should leave or remain in the European Union. It’s a big decision which will affect the li… Source: The big decision!

The big decision!

Just 9 days to go to the UK’s EU referendum. Voters are being asked to vote on whether Britain should leave or remain in the European Union. It’s a big decision which will affect the lives of ourselves and our descendants for generations to come. Many people – bombarded by seemingly contradictory information and so-called…

Slugfest

No, it’s not a MMA slugging match but a wet day in Scarborough! Slugs (and snails) love a damp summer day, with a shower or two to keep the vegetation moist so they can glide around the garden! Here (below) are a group of slugs feeding on fallen leaves; they almost look like they are…