A first glimpse into the bug life on Stockwell Street Roof. The photo of this minute immature invertebrate was taken with a Dino Lite Digital Microscope
The Amelanchiers are budding on Stockwell Street Roof. Like all planting new growth is responding to the increase in daylight hours rather than temperature, which is still cold.
1) Stage 1 of the bee hive installation was completed yesterday. The bees arrived in a smaller traveling boxes and the larger hives were located on roof 1.
2) Camera traps were installed on two roofs to capture any wildlife movement.
3) The Mallard pair come back again. Will they nest?
A good number of Oenothera macrocarpa seed pods have been found 4 storeys up on the Stockwell Street Roofs. These large 4 finned pods have been blown in from a surrounding area. This illustrates that more research is required into how winds circulate around buildings and also how species can move substantial distances and heights. It is presumed that the seed pods have blown in from Greenwich Park.
A solitary tree bumblebee (Bombus hypnorum) was spotted on a narcissus flower 11/03/2015). This bumble bee from Europe and Asia arrived in the UK about 10 years ago and is now being tracked by the Bumblebee Conservation Trust.
A pair of Mallard ducks are feeding on algae and water weed on the Song of Solomon roof. Will they build a nest?