We have been basking in some glorious sunshine over the past week, such a pleasant change from all the rain we've been experiencing so far this Summer.
Prunella thought it would be a lovely idea to pack up some freshly prepared food and place it in the wicker picnic basket along with a flask of coffee brewed that very same morning. Now to invite Francine to join her in a ride in the Jumping Jimny to the Ridgeway for a short stroll.
Such glorious views and lovely peace and quiet disturbed only by the sound of birdsong and the gentle buzzing of hoverflies and bees. What a wonderful spot to enjoy their small snack.
After returning home dear Prunella was wandering around her garden admiring her flowers along with the beautiful butterflies and bees.
Looking to see if her Felicite Perpetue rambling rose needed tying to the trellis she noticed some semi circular holes cut out neatly from the otherwise healthy leaves.
She looked here there and everywhere to catch the culprit but no greenfly or caterpillars to be seen anywhere.
She was stumped.
Just then there was a buzz and Beyonce the Leaf-cutter Bee landed on a nice succulent green leaf where she carefully nibbled a neat hole. Such skill, Prunella was mesmerized. She then gently gathered the fresh green leaf disc until it was firmly in her grasp and off she flew to her new nest.
As fast as Prunella's little legs could carry her she ran following Beyonce the Bee as she flew with the piece of leaf almost as big as herself!
Much to Prunella's delight Beyonce headed straight to Prunella's Bug Hotel.
What a lovely bijou residence Beyonce was crafting for her young. The larvae were very lucky to have such a skilled and caring mother Bee.
When Beyonce was happy with her work she sealed the bamboo with her saliva and a large piece of leaf . Then off she flew.
Prunella hopes to see the new young Leaf-cutter Bees buzzing around in April of next year. She will have to make sure there are some beautiful Spring flowers planted in her garden with plenty of nice fresh pollen and nectar for the young bees to feed on.
Prunella is so impressed by the workmanship that goes into creating these wonderful little homes.
Until the next time,
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