This just arrived in the BBCT newsletter. They needn’t have gone all the way to Iceland if they wanted snow!
What have our furry friends been up to?
First England – then the world; the unstoppable tree bumblebee!
Regular readers will be familiar with the tree bumblebee, a species from mainland Europe which colonized the south of Britain in 2001. BBCT and the Bees, Wasps and Ants Recording Society have been trying to track the northwards progress of this new bumblebee, which in 2010 was approaching the Scottish border. Now it seems the story has taken a new twist; this intrepid bee has turned up in Iceland.
Link to BBCT:- http://www.bumblebeeconservation.org.uk/