27bee) Female Northern Colletes Bee
2.5x actual size
The Northern Colletes Bee is a rare beautiful solitary mining bee that lives is found in the most north-westerly area of Northern Ireland where the River Bann leads into the Atlantic Ocean. The bee's companion piece is a group of photographs by Sue McBean. And this is what she says about her pieces:
"The location is remote, with little footfall. It is tremendously beautiful and overlooks Donegal. I have focussed on the topography of the habitat, a small spit of permanent, sheltered sand dunes runs between the river at Castlerock and the sea at Portstewart. Portstewart sunrise, Donegal sunset and tide tables, governed arduous walks to find vantage points with perfect directional light.
The bee is a Priority Species, threatened by loss of foraging and nesting habitat. The National Trust manages the dunes. They winter-graze the marram grass with a breed of small cattle to help summer flowers to flourish providing nectar and pollen foraging close to the sandy burrowing sites."Vintage clockmaker’s container, embroidery thread, wool, silver leaf, vintage Kamibari gold thread, beads
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39mm x 15mm