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Solitary Bees nest mounds, from sandy soils, garden 002
Observed: 31st March 2012 By: nick cooper
Added: 1st April 2012
Solitary bees were leaving little pile sof soil on a lawn, and when loose soil was blown away, these little 'collars ' were left around each hole, presumably the nest or pupating hole of a solitary bee. They seem to be glued together of dry soil crumbs, in sandy soil, on a south facing lawn, and maybe 50 or 70 such piles were evident.Lots of bees had been seen recently around this area and flowers nearby.