By Malin: Despite it snowing all last week and there still being some snow in the shadows the first bees, bumblebees and blowflies are waking up and starting to do their important job of pollinating the early spring flowers. This morning had the opportunity to educate to seven year olds (that were a bit concerned I might trample the flowers while trying to photograph the bees) about the different colours of pollen. But the hoverflies haven't seemed to wake up yet, giving me some more time to prepare for the coming season.
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