I love this time of year, you can literally feel a change in the air and we see mother nature’s magic at work, it truly is wonderful.
What is not so wonderful though, is seeing the dieing Bees. Someone commented on this to me and said there wasn’t enough food for them.
Well, this in places is partly true and is one of the reasons why we are planning and trying to establish the Tulloch Meadow.
But another reason why you may be coming across a lot of lethargic or dead Bees at the moment, is because of their life cycle. And instead of me explaining, am enclosing this link from the Bumble Bee Conservation Trust… https://bumblebeeconservation.org/news/anthonys-blog/what-happens-to-bumblebees-in-autumn
Keep a look out on the remaining flowers and plants for this behaviour from our precious and beloved Bees and see nature at work.
The images, I have just taken in this last hour with my phone and shows the Bumble Bees on the Autumn Crocus here at Tulloch.
– Karen – x
Had a drive down one my favourite glens last Sunday, Glen Lyon.
The weather wasn’t great, but it was still as beautiful, magnificent hills, crisp fresh air, clean clear waters, lush greens and all was peaceful.
The Heather is really starting to show the now and the countryside has an abundance of wild flowers.
I didn’t get many photos, but tried to capture something each time we stopped to let Barclay out, or stopped for me to open gates on a fabulous K Road (Meaning unnamed roads/tracks, which are my favourites & I’ve christened them K Roads, those who have been out with me, will know exactly what I am on about).
Heres a small selection of just some of the flora we saw
Pretty Purple Heather Beginning To Decorate The Hillsides.
Bumble Bee on Cross-leaved Heather.
Slender St john’s-wort
The Lichen, Cladonia portentosa Growing At Glen Lyon, Highland Perthshire.
Wild Thyme Creeping Over Rocks. The favourite flower of Fairies.
Dozens Of Heath Spotted-orchid, Glen Lochay.
Foxgloves Growing Amongst Rocks & Boulders