A rare bumblebee has been officially recorded in Norfolk for the first time in more than four decades.
The red-tailed cuckoo bumblebee has been seen among a colony of more common red-tailed bumblebees on land leased from the Royal Estate at Sandringham.
Natural England has credited the return of the rarely seen bee to the restoration of heathland at its Dersingham Bog National Nature Reserve.
There are now hopes the bee will make a permanent return to the county.. [Read full article]
BBC News (21 October 2008 )