Open season 2021 ♂︎
-Muscari botryoides-

Last update: 3 January 2022
OBSERVATION:
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Today on this sunny day the 2021 season has official been open with the appearance of the European orchard bee (Osmia cornuta) [1] males.

They rest on the sunny walls and hang around the nesting holes in the bee hotel, where they crawled out themselves, waiting for the later appearing females.

European orchard bee ♂︎ (Osmia cornuta)

They drink nectar on the blooming Grape hyacinth (Muscari botryoides).

European orchard bee ♂︎ (Osmia cornuta) on Grape hyacinth (Muscari botryoides)
European orchard bee ♀︎ (Osmia cornuta) on Grape hyacinth (Muscari botryoides)

References

1 Nederlands Soortenregister

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