Archive of: Chris Bentley

  • Management for Bumblebees at Rye Harbour

    Management for Bumblebees at Rye Harbour

    Over the last five years we have been managing some of our grassland for bumblebees, and every year between May and August we have also been counting the bees to monitor the effects.

  • A Bike* of Bees

    A Bike* of Bees

    At Rye Harbour, there are two quite similar species of ‘autumn colletes’ active at the moment, ivy bee (Colletes hederae) and sea-aster bee (Colletes halophilus), also known as saltmarsh bee

  • A Day To Remember

    A Day To Remember

    I had a fantastic day last Friday with noted entomologist Steven Falk and the Wildlife Trust ecologist Graeme Lyons looking for rare bees at Castle Water.

  • Spring at Last!

    Spring at Last!

    With the arrival of spring weather at Rye Harbour I have been out and about looking for a couple of rare bee species, and yesterday I managed to find one!

  • A New Arrival

    A New Arrival

    A good deal of my time over the last five years has been spent monitoring the invertebrates on the new saltmarsh and shingle habitats at Rye Harbour…

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