At first glance this amazing creature looks just like a hornet. But look closer. It’s actually a fly, a harmless hoverfly that is a precious pollinator
Grow hellebores to feed winter active pollinators.
If you grow lamb’s ears you might be lucky to see the Wool Carder bee in your garden. If you don’t grow lamb’s ears it’s time to plant some.
Image: Jean Vernon
Leave a few dandelions to flower in your garden. They are a vital source of pollen and nectar for pollinators