As ever, a fascinating read, courtesy of iSpot observers. Thanks.
Beaver release, when will we see a post of a sighting here?
Recent info on bumblee decline.
And I think they are right, judging by the drop-off here.
This is JUST the sort of thing iSpot should get astride with publicity. Asking for early spots, asking people to help bumbles by doing the following five things etc.
There is a fine collection of ‘raw’ data here https://www.ispotnature.org/communities/uk-and-ireland/view/project/795834/spotlight-bumblebees needing input and an expert or two like Jonathan Bridle and Alexandra van Rensburg.
One of my Orkney friends (june)