Wildlife author James Lowen
Wildlife-watchers and holidaymakers alike gravitate to Britain’s coast in August, says James Lowen, but there are wildlife wonders inland, too
explains the sort of wonderful wildlife you could see during the (hopefully warm) month of August.
SUMMER’S SHRILL BUZZ
One of Britain’s rarest bumblebees, the Shrill Carder Bee, chooses an odd place to live. It typically inhabits brownfield sites and coastal grasslands along the Thames Estuary, where it visits thistles, Ragwort and Red Clover. Colonies are small, with fewer than 50 workers. These are well named, issuing a high-pitched buzz.