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What is this nest? Pic attached!

Hi all, 

Noticed a small mound of soil/sand on the lawn last week, it seems to have a perfect hole in the middle, about the size of a 5 pence piece. Since then I've noticed around 4 or 5 appear either on the lawn or in the beds. I haven't seen any insects entering or exiting though 🤔 just wondering if anyone can identify? Wondering if I need to be cautious around them? 


  • herbaceousherbaceous OxfordshirePosts: 2,309
    Could it be a ground bee?  I get them occasionally and always assumed that's what they were, interesting to know for sure though.
    "The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it."  Sir Terry Pratchett
  • BijdezeeBijdezee BPosts: 1,484
    edited April 2020
    Looks like a sort of solitary bee.

    This site has pics of holes like you have.
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