BBC Wildlife Magazine

NICK BAKER

RED-TAILED MASON BEE

Like some diminutive Harry Potter riding a broomstick, a small, fuzzy red bee came in low and heavy, dodging between grass and bramble, before crashing into a dark hole in the undergrowth. It appeared to be carrying a blade of grass several times longer than its body. This was my introduction to the wonderful world of, the red-tailed mason bee.

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