These cuttings usually take root very well and will grow into small, shrubby willows with silvery, downy underneaths to their leaves.
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.