Chive On

You might remember back in June 2012 I visited Pelsall North Common with @Bex_Cartwright where we recorded 9 species of Bumble Bee on a patch of chives that are thriving on the common as a remnant of the old cottages that were associated with the foundry there. This year I made sure to go back to …

The Ice Queen

Found this stunner of a wasp at Merrions Wood on the 31st December - its a queen Median Wasp (Dolichovespula media) and she was found hibernating under a log (you can see the frost on her hairs!).  Its the second time I've recorded this species at Merrions Wood, and only the third record for Walsall, …