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18/06/2013 at 19:50

Hi eveveryone

Any idea what could have made this or what nest it might be???

 

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 Thanks

 

KEF
18/06/2013 at 19:54

I'd say a mouse.

18/06/2013 at 19:56

Or a vole.

18/06/2013 at 19:59

Yeah I would go for a mouse. We have a few in our allotment part of the garden. Accidentally dug up thier nest last year I felt awful... but now they are happy under my shed. 

18/06/2013 at 20:00

is it nest? Whats best thing to do?

18/06/2013 at 20:25

Help? Never had this so don't know right/wrong thing to do as I have shrubs near that hole

18/06/2013 at 20:27

I have a vole hole near a path. It doesn't cause any problems so I just leave it.

The local cats might stake it out.

18/06/2013 at 20:33

Ok thanks

18/06/2013 at 20:35

Also I believe the old mouse nests can be used by bumble bees the following year. Every bee helps.

18/06/2013 at 20:41

Oh good, I'm trying to do my bit for bees

19/06/2013 at 07:49

Yeah I would just leave it if it's not causing any harm. I didn't realise when I dug his home up. I felt awful! 

19/06/2013 at 07:54

Nicky I did the same when I re did an area for my Dad years ago and there's were bees nesting.  Nothing you can do if you don't know something's there when you go in with a spade 

Every little helps Frozz! Glad you're aware of how valuable bees are. So many people just don't care which is sad.

19/06/2013 at 12:11

Been watching with great joy bees around my hanging baskets - the only plants that are in the sun yet.  Also I have a large container if Anagalis skylover, which is not only the most amazing colour of blue, the bees love it.  It has to be really cold and dark for there not to be several there.  Lots of the usual suspects have bees at present, but the best is yet to come with buddlea and the annuals which are not doing quite yet. The particular one that amuses me is the echinops, the bees seem to get quite drunk on the nectar, and can just hang there all day until it gets cool and then they leave, to return again the next morning. 

19/06/2013 at 12:46

Fairygirl - its good we feel guilty though isn't it I'm not a destroyer of anything if I can help it. As a child I sobbed because I stood on a snail and wanted my dad to fix it's house... he told me it wasn't dead i'd just broken his windows.... aww !! :S

We have a colony of tree bumble bees using our bluetit house and I love them  

19/06/2013 at 13:36

I moved an old dustbin near the veg patch, to find a  fluffy bit covering  a bumbles nest. I assume an old mouse nest now inhabited by bumble bees. I carefully put it back and they seem to be happy enough. I need to use the dustbin, but I daren't. Every bumble helps. My plums and apples are going to need thinning so they seem to have done a good job

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