This Blog covers nature sightings and related news in the Calderdale area.
It includes all groups - Plants, animals and fungi with links to specialist sites.
Anyone wishing to become a member of this Blog and post sightings please contact us.
If you would like to join the Halifax Scientific Society either email me or come along to the next meeting.
All welcome:
Please contact us about any sensitive records before posting on the blog

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Bilberry Bumblebee Bombus monticola

Saw my first one today feeding on bilberry  on the path out of Midgley village that heads onto the moor.


  1. I'm really keen to get a photo of one of these this year and I believe Widdop is a good area. Does anyone have a specific site up there, or basically is it just any area of wimberry? A good spot for tiger beetles would be appreciated too. I saw both species near Higher House (Cragg Vale last year, but couldn't get decent photos).
    Thanks, Chris

  2. There is a spot on Norland Moor where I frequently saw tiger beetles last year. There is a pond where you can see many species of dragon fly and close by is another hollow which often has water at the bottom, this is where the Green Tiger Beetles were. There is a lot of Bilberry there too so could be a good spot.

  3. Thanks Steve. It's been yonks since I was last on Norland Moor. I might give it a go.