Field meeting at Elmley NNR

Thirteen field club members met up at Elmley national nature reserve on 29th July, in better weather than was forecast. The site was infested with brown-banded carder bumblebee (Bombus humilis), to the point where the common carder bumblebee (Bombus pascuorum) was actually rarer than all the other carder species of conservation concern! Golden dock was frequent on the ditches and dykes and the members enjoyed getting to know stinking goosefoot, visually if not aromatically.