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The remaining male Blue Mason Bee is spending most of his time tucked up in the nail hole at the end of box 9 at @NQGrowboxes. He's tired :( I took a few photos of him today and they are some of my favourites so far this year. I spent so long stalking this little guy. #bee #bees #solitarybee #solitarybees #manchesterbee #nativebees #urbanpollinators #nqgrowboxes #osmia #masonbee #osmiacaerulescens #bluemasonbee #manchester #mat_macro_bees #urbangardening #beesinthecity #nativebeesinthecity #nature #macro #macrophotography #wild #insects_of_our_world #insect #insectphotography #wildlife #urbanwildlife #bug #bugslife #tinycreatures

Found this stunning Large Skipper Butterfly at @NQGrowboxes yesterday. I have a major problem with that name though - it's TINY (see how big it is compared to the lavender flowers)! #butterfly #butterflies #largeskipper #urbanpollinators #nqgrowboxes #wild #manchester #urbangardening #nature #macro #macrophotography #insect #insectphotography #wildlife #urbanwildlife #bug #bugslife #tinycreatures

Cities are hugely important for bees and other wildlife. This is just a selection of the 17 species of Solitary Bee I've spotted this year at @NQGrowboxes, just a couple of minutes away from Piccadilly Station in Manchester #SolitaryBeeWeek #bee #bees #solitarybee #solitarybees #manchesterbee #nativebees #urbanpollinators #nqgrowboxes #wild #manchester #urbangardening #wildbeesinthecity #beesinthecity #nature #macro #macrophotography #insect #insectphotography #wildlife #urbanwildlife #bug #bugslife #tinycreatures

You can do so much to #protectourpollinators in Cities this is #nqgrowboxes Manchester - so many bees and butterflies today, I was mesmerised watching them all...... #greatbritishbeecount2018 #greatbritishbeecount #urbangarden #growbox #protectourpollinators