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5 Interesting Facts About Bumblebees

Bumblebees got a brief mention in this week’s #CumbriaNature blog so here are 5 interesting facts about them. 1 The word Bumblebee came into the English language in the 16th century. Before that they were called Humblebees. 2 Bumblebees mainly nest underground 3 Unlike Honeybees, who’s colony sizes measure tens of thousands of bees, bumblebeeContinue reading “5 Interesting Facts About Bumblebees”

The Author Reads – Episode 2

Episode 2 of The Author Reads is now streaming, featuring guest author Jill Clough (author of Morph), reading from her new children’s novel, Anna and the Snake Queen; The New Indie Author, a short story by Lyn T Osbaldeston and the second part of The Eggs of Saramova by myself, Steve Daniels CLICK HERE TOContinue reading “The Author Reads – Episode 2”

Can This Mushroom Save The World?

13/3/2021 Last week we visited Longlands Lake and discovered some Oyster Mushrooms which I later cooked up for Steve’s Wild Kitchen. But there’s more to the Pleurotus genus of fungi than just a tasty omelette. I’ve just reached the chapter on Radical Mycology in Merlin Sheldrake’s Entangled Life, in which Pleurotus is the star ofContinue reading “Can This Mushroom Save The World?”

March 2021

04/03/21 Yes, silverfish are insects but they are part of a class of ancient wingless insects called the Apterygota. They are one of the few creatures that can digest cellulose, including manufactured products such as book bindings. They do not transmit disease. 03/03/21 What in tarnation? Beetles, birds and beautiful scenery as this week’s #CumbriaNatureContinue reading “March 2021”