Mudmining

Mudmining

Observation - Mudmining - UK and Ireland. Description: A developing cavity at the foot of a steep stream bank, Red Mason Bee females coming and going with

A developing cavity at the foot of a steep stream bank, Red Mason Bee females coming and going with balls of mud in their fatheful jaws. Oddly, only this spot was good enough, and by the next afternoon there was a proper little catacoomb with bees disappearing inside for 20 seconds or so, up to 5 at a time. Safer I suppose if they're preoccupied to be out of sight.