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3rd September 2011: I walked through Hoo Wood this morning and didn’t see a single bee or hoverfly. On the marsh, the situation is totally different: there are many bees and hoverflies flying about. The reason is: flower blooms! There are still quite a few blooms on the marsh; you would be hard-pressed to find a flower bloom in Hoo Wood at the moment.
I thought now would be a good time to shows the honeybees, hoverflies and other flying insects that are gathering the last of nectar from Himalayan balsam, ragwort and yarrow, before they disappear for the winter.
The weather forecast is not too good for next week: high wind and rain. So, I reckon that the insects will very soon disappear.