Today seemed to be a day at the allotment where I had to save some beneficial insects from drowning. The first instance was when I noticed a bumblebee swimming frantically on top of the pond water which I managed to rescue before my hungry fish decided to devour it.
The next instance was when I filled my watering can from one of my pre-filled waterbutts around my site and noticed a ladybird fighting for its life.
Although I am aware of the importance of the wildlife on the allotment site, up until today, and these two instances of insects fighting for survival, I never truly realised the importance of how these tiny creatures can make a difference to the food in which I am trying to grow.
Never again will I pass a beneficial struggling insect without thinking how can I help you to help me.