Very early emergence in my garden of male red mason bee (Osmia bicornis) (O. rufa)
This is most unusual in my garden as it is still only March, yet this brave little fellow emerged. The sun is now shining but it is still rather cold. After a few minutes warming sunning himself he flew off to some Bowles Mauve wallflowers a few feet away for his first taste of nectar! Good luck my little friend!
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