This book is another in the RSPB Spotlight series (see my review of Kingfishers) which is published by Bloomsbury. It’s a cracking book written, by an expert, in a thoroughly engaging and understandable manner.
I’ve had this book for a while but picked it up to find out more about the Tree Bumblebees in my garden. It would be an exaggeration to say that I couldn’t put it down but I have kept picking it up again and have now read most of it with great enjoyment.
This book is about bumblebees – it’s not an identification guide – and it covers their biology, status, threats to them and discusses where we would be without them. It’s full of fascinating facts and figures. Do you know how gender is determined in bumblebees (and other hymenoptera)? And how does that result in male bumblebees not having fathers or sons, but having grandfathers and grandsons?
As a book it’s attractive to look at – well illustrated with photographs.
Bumblebees by Richard Comont is published by Bloomsbury
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