Archive for February 26th, 2011

26th February 2011, Saturday


More signs of spring.  Over the past two days I have buff tailed bumblebee Bombus terrestris and the early nesting bumblebee B. pratorum foraging on shrubs in our garden in Northiam.

26th February 2011, Saturday

Anyone for leech crisps?

For anyone doubting my commemnts about the hardiness of medicinal leeches I was told this morning of a specimen that escaped from an aquarium and was missing for a “day or so”.  It was eventually retrieved in a very dehydrated state, and was described as “crisp”.  The unfortunate explorer was placed in water where it eventually revived.  Probably a much harsher environment than the damp mud at the base of a ditch!