Willow Tree Close up

Have you ever looked really close at a willow tree? I hadn’t, until we shifted to our home where an old one presides at the back of our home. Amazing tree really. And you wouldn’t guess what actually lives on it at different times of the year. I was surprised!

I bet you are too. I haven’t yet worked out what lives in these.
Shell on the willow

Shell on the willow

And it’s not just the bees that enjoy the flowers.
The ant and willow flower