Posted: 03/07/2014 at 23:04
I seem to have seen a few more bees this year, and some seem to be nesting under my eaves, as there are quite a number flying in and out.
I get very angry with my local Council. There is a large area of common land opposite my house. It used to be covered with brambles, willow herb, nettles and lots of other wild plants, flowers and grasses. A large number of people use it for dog walking, and started complaining to the Council about "the state it was in!" Now the Council send a large mower at frequent intervals to turn the land into a large field, which the dog owners love. All the flowers and seeding grasses which attracted bees, birds, butterflies and insects are mown down. Complaining is useless, as I am outnumbered by those who want a nice short lawn to walk Fido on. Grrrrrrrrrrr!