Hairy footed flower bee

One of the first solitary bees to emerge in spring. People often confuse them for small bumblebees, although their quick darting flight motion is a good way to tell them apart. Found in urban greenspaces, parks, gardens and woodlands, nests tend to be shallow hollows in soft mortar, cob walls, soil and soft cliff faces.  Shared by Kate Bradbury on Twitter

One of the first solitary bees to emerge in spring. People often confuse them for small bumblebees, although their quick darting flight motion is a good way to tell them apart. Found in urban greenspaces, parks, gardens and woodlands, nests tend to be shallow hollows in soft mortar, cob walls, soil and soft cliff faces.

Shared by Kate Bradbury on Twitter

Kate Christman