And it’s another day out with the bees! So after the very moderate success of my first field trip I decided I was in desperate need of more nest cells (a slightly broken 3 wasn’t going to cut it) and headed back to East Tilbury. Luckily for me, the second time is the charm and without jokes from entomologists, epic rains or nosy park rangers I was able to do my field work in peace. The result: 39 nest cells!
So I may not have been as good at remembering sample canisters as I was at finding nests, but there’s nothing that saffron (or the jar anyways) can’t fix!
With me nest cells and spade in tow I confidently marched out of the salt marsh feeling like a proper researcher, leaving the field work for the lab work. To document this momentous event I captured a picture of the one and only bee hunter in her element. What do you think, thesis worthy?