Saturday, 5 May 2012

April Bumblebee Transect

Hi all,

More invertebrate news! Hardcastle Crags Bumblebee Transect is getting underway for the season. Winston and I just managed to get some records for April on the 30th. We recorded 2 white-tailed bumblebee queens on the transect, and saw another two just before starting.

Compared to last year, there have been far fewer records at the site, a likely consequence of April's decent into cold and windy weather. It will now be walked once a month until October, with the records going to the Bumblebee Conservation Trust. We're hoping to have more records of Bombus monticola, the uncommon Bilberry bumblebee, before the year is through.

If anyone is interested in getting involved with recording, please get in touch with myself or Winston, and we can provide more information.

Christine

4 comments:

AndyC said...

I like a go what do you have to do,I thnk i had a red talied last week will put a pic up soon....

muffin said...

It's a fixed route we walk once a month and record the bees seen in an 'invisible box' 2m ahead of you. I'll hopefully be on the June walk, will post details. Otherwise, best bet is to get in touch with Winston who knows all about it now!

Winston said...

yes, we could meet up and do a transect Andy.

AndyC said...

yep sounds good ,,an afternoon next week.??