Bee-fly Watch

Join in with Bee-fly Watch 2019!Bee-fly from 24 February, photo by Ian Beavis

Bee-fly Watch is now into its fourth year, and the bee-flies celebrated by appearing earlier than ever before - the first one was seen on 17 February, about two weeks before their normal emergence date! These distinctive furry flies will be on the wing through to June, often hovering over flowers and using their long 'nose' (proboscis) to feed on nectar. 

NEW: you can add your bee-fly record using the form below (or you can use the standard iRecord forms in the usual way).

Last year bee-flies got off to a good start with warm weather in early spring, and records were gathered from many parts of the country. What will 2019 bring?