Does Anybode Think I'm Daft?

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Does Anybode Think I'm Daft?

Postby Grasshopper » July 5th, 2019, 8:47 pm

This morning, while walking the last bit into 'W', I came across what I thought was a dead bumblebee laying on the path.
Not wanting the poor thing to get stepped on, even if she WAS dead, I plucked a leaf from a nearby hedge and tried to carefully get her on it, so that I could move her out of the way of people's feet.
Suddenly, she started to move - she was alive!
Quickly grabbing another leaf, I tried to gently pick her up, chattering away to her all the time. Finally managing to get her on to a leaf, I carried her to safety, leaving her to (hopefully) recover in peace.

I deeply respect bees - they do a valuable job as pollinators, after all, but does anybode think I'm daft for trying to help one?

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Re: Does Anybode Think I'm Daft?

Postby northleedsbhoy » July 5th, 2019, 9:04 pm

Nope, they do run out of energy and fall to the ground. Best thing you could’ve done is placed it on a flower so it could feed on the nectar and it would’ve regained its energy.

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Re: Does Anybode Think I'm Daft?

Postby slimpersoninside » July 5th, 2019, 9:06 pm

Not at all. I've known my hubby put out sugar water for an exhausted bee.
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Re: Does Anybode Think I'm Daft?

Postby Grasshopper » July 5th, 2019, 9:23 pm

There weren't any flowers nearby, (and I didn't want to carry her too far in case I dropped (and possibly injured) her), but hopefully she was able to warm up a bit and find some food.
We get several species of bee in our garden.

We have pink Sedum in flower ATM - the bees go mad for it.
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Re: Does Anybode Think I'm Daft?

Postby earthmaiden » July 5th, 2019, 9:34 pm

Always nice to help our fellow creatures.
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Re: Does Anybode Think I'm Daft?

Postby Zosherooney » July 5th, 2019, 10:02 pm

Grassy you did well....
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Re: Does Anybode Think I'm Daft?

Postby scullion » July 6th, 2019, 1:10 am

yes, you're daft - like we all are - but not as daft as my partner, who stood talking to a hedgehog in the garden one night, years ago, while i went to fetch a torch (he had accidentally kicked it in the dark and wanted to make sure it was ok). when i came back out he was still stood there apologising and making placatory noises - and the hedgehog had wandered off, bored with the conversation.
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Re: Does Anybode Think I'm Daft?

Postby icelesley » July 6th, 2019, 7:25 am

Well done grassy, I would have done the same. If they come into the house, I always carefully catch them and put them back out on the flowers at the bottom of the garden. They are important creatures.
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Re: Does Anybode Think I'm Daft?

Postby suffolk » July 6th, 2019, 8:46 am

We regularly rescue insects which have found themselves in vulnerable situations ... even spiders get gently taken outside to the garden and this morning a sleepy bumble was rescued from the landing windowsill and carried to a foxglove in the garden.

We’re not daft for doing these things ... it’s those who don’t that are daft :D



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Re: Does Anybode Think I'm Daft?

Postby Seatallan » July 6th, 2019, 9:09 am

Good for you Grassy. I would have done the same.

The swimming pool at the gym I use is one of those ones where they take the roof off in the summer (so currently an outdoor pool). I regularly rescue insect casualties whilst swimming. Like Suffs, spiders are gently relocated (as indeed are wasps and flies). I agree- it's those who don't who are daft. :luv:
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Re: Does Anybode Think I'm Daft?

Postby Ratatouille » July 6th, 2019, 9:36 am

I'm afraid I didn't rescue the asian hornet which landed on our bedroom window. We just politely asked it to leave!

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