Alex, aged 12. This is my diary of the wildlife where I live in Oxfordshire, and sometimes the places I visit. My passion is for British wildlife, especially badgers, hares and Kingfishers.
I have now stopped blogging on this account but I will leave it running.
Look at my new blog at www.appletonwildlifediary.wordpress.com
Here are some of my favourite photos that I have taken.
Some of my favourite photos
Monday, 15 June 2015
30 Days Wild - Day 15 - bees, wasps and flies
There is a patch is the field that is covered with Oxeye daisies and white clover which is often covered with all sorts of insects and butterflies.
For 30 Days Wild today we spent 30 minutes sat in the field watching the bees, wasps and flies on the flowers.
It was interesting to see that the bumblebees stuck to the White clover but also went for the bottom of the flower rather than the top which made it difficult to take photos of them.
The other types of bees, wasps and flies went mainly on the Oxeye daisies and sat right on the top as you can see in the photos.
I'm not very good at indentifying the different types and after looking in all my insect books ended up getting more and more confused as all the books had different photos or drawing in them.
Please feel free to leave a message if you can help id them