Monday, 17 June 2013
A Rich Insect Life
Ardnamurchan Campsite. The air was full of the hum of their activity, and of various other bees and wasps who were joining in the feast.
Very little in the way of pesticide is spread across the land on West Ardnamurchan, so we still have all the benefits and, sometimes, the disadvantages of a rich insect life. The dangers of losing our bee population has been highlighted in the press over the last few years, but for so many of these little beasties, we have no idea what they do - for or against us. Each species' loss merges into the the mass extinction that's happening at the moment, largely due to human activity.