After having watched the bikes go through Saltaire for the Tour de Yorkshire I walked back over the river, then across into Midgeley Woods near Shipley Glen Tramway. I then walked through the woods to Baildon Bank coming out onto Green Road opposite Baildon Community Link.
Bluebells. My take on a common subject…
I needed to do something different because my attempts at a carpet of Bluebells, as above, are not very good. It would probably show the carpet better if I did something between the two types of photo. I might try next year.
As you come out of Midgeley Wood towards Baildon Bank you can see lots of small holes along the edges of the footpaths. Many of them have dusting of different coloured earth/sand around them.
And if you look closely you will see the antenna of bees. In this case an Ashy Mining Bee.
You might see them around the edges of the paths, There are also other kinds of mining bee that you might see. They are solitary bees that make holes with several cells/chambers for their eggs. Shipley Glen is a good place for them and without people walking about to make the hard paths some of them would struggle.