Square cushion with an envelope fold opening on the back. Designed, printed & made in the UK from watercolours by Tereska Shepherd MA.
- Dimensions: 40cm x 40cm
- Supporting the Bumblebee Conservation Trust
Whitetail Bumblebee (Bombus lucorum)
Often seen in parks and gardens. Whitetail bumblebees have a yellow band on the thorax and on the abdomen. The males have yellow hair on their head. Like all bee species the whitetail is affected by the use of pesticides, herbicides & chemical fertilisers. Scientific research has shown these either directly poison bees or cause brain damage making them mentally & physically dysfunctional, leading to the collapse of colonies
Great Yellow Bumblebee (Bombus distinguendus)
A very endangered long-tongued Bumblebee, now only found on the North coast of Scotland, some Scottish islands and Ireland. This decline is believed to be linked to a reduction in habitats, like meadows, providing nectar rich, deep flowers like red clover & vetch.