Linear Features

It was a public holiday in the UK today and despite a bright start, the day never got above 11 degrees C and became cloudy, eventually raining later.

So, there were no bumbles around in the garden but I wanted to slightly re-organise our pots and nest entrances to create a much stronger "linear feature" and tidy up the pots along the edge of the garage so that it creates a stronger line for any queens to follow.  Bumblebees clasically search for nest sites along linear features, and indeed, use them for navigation. You will see bumblebees following the edge of fields, roads and even the white lines on roads!

Here's a picture - it forms an L-shape. 

linear feature for bumblebees with long grass, pots and moss-covered nest entrances

That's it for today!