Spring Wood Whalley plus a close encounter with some mining bees

Interesting chat yesterday with Jayne Elizabeth Ashe the assistant development officer on the Pendle Hill Landscape Partnership project and a few others about how to kick start some wildlife recording in Spring Wood Whalley and possibly having a bioblitz or other wildlife events there. One thing that did come out was the realisation that probably a lot of recording is already being done, informally by regular and other visitors but none of this is being shared. So if you or anyone you know has been recording or photographing the wildlife in Spring Wood let us know or email Jayne jayne.ashe@lancashire.gov.uk

Recently came across a colony of I presume Andrena cineraria Рashy mining-bee just outside of Slaidburn.

Andrena cineraria - ashy mining-bee
Andrena cineraria – ashy mining-bee
Andrena cineraria - ashy mining-bee
Andrena cineraria – ashy mining-bee
Andrena cineraria - ashy mining-bee
Andrena cineraria – ashy mining-bee