|A small tortoiseshell enjoying the sun|
|A white-tailed bumblebee queen trying to work out where the nectar is!|
Although the early good weather is great for us, the bees and butterflies can struggle to find enough nectar to feed, as there aren't many plants flowering yet. Willow trees are really important and their catkins are often shrouded with bumblebees. You can help too by planting some early flowering, nectar rich plants in your garden. Cherry trees, flowering currant bushes, daffodils and rosemary are all great for bumblebees. French marigolds are great for butterflies, and don't mow all your daisies and buttercups - these are good too.
Remember that helping the bumblebees is helping your garden too. We need them as pollinators.