Open For Business

As summer rolls slowly round (very slowly this year!), Digger Alley wakes up. As regulars will know, this piece of path, so bland and unexciting for many months of the year, suddenly becomes one of the most fascinating spectacles you could wish to see - and all at our feet. The cold spring has definitely delayed activity (especially compared to last year when we had that scorching hot weather during lockdown), but all the regular contributors are showing off their skills.

Little Green Eyed Flower Bees are emerging, they're particularly photogenic when fresh

Pantaloons too are digging themselves out of their over-winter homes

It doesn't take long for them to start the hunt for pollen, provisioning their burrows ready to lay eggs