A Solitary Bee on the Saltscape

Students on Saltscape’s Bee and Butterfly Course last weekend at Lion Salt Works Butterfly Garden were lucky enough to spot this amazing Willoughby’s Leaf Cutter Bee.

Thanks to Jeff Clarke for this wonderful image and to Eric Fletcher from RECORD for running the event.

Solitary bees and wasps are important pollinators for all kinds of plants, including those which we rely on like fruit trees.   Healthy wildlife habitats support all kinds of species throughout the food chain and you can help too: encourage bees and wasps into your garden by providing nectar-rich flower borders and fruit trees.