This section was a piece of cake, compared to the high bracken, the bramble and the stones we tripped over during our tree survey in Knockman Wood today.
Butterfly and Bumblebee transect survey at Knockman
Butterfly and bumblebee transect survey at Knockman yesterday. Buff-tailed, white tailed, early and common carder bumblebees seen.
Cuckoo bumblebee (Bombus bohemicus) also seen (photo). These take over the nests of White-tailed bumblebees (Bombus lucorum).
Peacock and small tortoiseshell butterflies on transect and orange tips also out.
Cuckoo, pied flycatcher, redstart, wood warbler and tree pipit also seen and heard.