2019 March 15
Now that it’s less cold than it has been for some time, a few insects are beginning to stir. Nathan Fisk saw the bee below in Oak Bay on March 13. It looks rather like a Honey Bee Apis mellifera, but we can’t be quite sure, so I’ll just label it “bee”!
Bee (Hym.: Apidae) Nathan Fisk
The first butterfly to be reported to Invertebrate Alert in 2018 was on March 11. We are promised some slightly warmer temperatures this weekend, so I expect some butterfly reports to come in! Jeremy Tatum