Please excuse the terrible quality of these two photos, but I was trying to balance in a huge puddle at the time and just couldn't steady myself.
Those that read my blog regularly will remember the episode with the pampas grass. I still have cuts healing on my arms, and the slashes caused me a terrible rash which has now gone. I seriously thought during the week of getting rid of this monster, that is until this morning. The day had started with sunshine and I had again seen a lone bumble in the garden. Within an hour sun had gone and a cold wind had whipped up. I was on the decking when I saw the humble bumble enter the pampas grass. I looked closely to see he was pumping his little body to try and generate some heat to enable him to get back home. I will check later to see if he is ok. The pampas is definately staying, if it gives shelter to just one of my bees then it is worth an itchy rash and a few minor cuts. You are a very lucky pampas grass!!