Where the Bee Sucks
Wednesday 5th September 2001, West Yorkshire
A MARMALADE-coloured bumble bee with slight banding on the abdomen hovers by a Honeysuckle flower As you'd expect, like the moths that are attracted to these tubular flowers, it has a long tongue. It seems like a last glimpse of summer.
It could be Bombus pascuorum a bumble bee with a thin coat which can range from black to foxy red. It remains active in the autumn later than other species.
This cool, rainy, autumnal day seems such a contrast to the recent sunny summer days I spent sketching at Brimham Rocks. It's hard to believe that was just a week ago.
This day last year