Funny old day, Sunday on a Bank Holiday, neither one thing nor the other, went and did some work on the allotment – need to do a lot more to help Yoke with that.
Then the afternoon was a bit overcast but okay so decided to do a garden safari
Found a few things to photograph, ignored spiders as they were all the usual suspects and, really they are not doing their jobs, flies everywhere and they sit there smug in their webs catching nowt, the only one that I saw with anything in its web was a small hoverfly, I like them! Happy to say it got away so even that spider was a klutz.
Anyway, a few photos -
|sing along if you know the words|
Yokes Agapanthus flowered, the girls decided this was a stage and each member of the orchestra had a flower each and this was the club singer - ugly bugs ball !
|Follow My leader|
These are immature shield bugs, pre adult, they were huddled together on a tomato plant leaf till I started to photo them - then they circled out and headed off
The Harvestman, they are closely related to spiders but are not venomous and have a 'single' body poor beastie has lost a leg did not slow it down when it decided to do a bunk, clealry not star material, it was not happy being under the spotlight
I call it a herb moth, it has a latin name but not an 'common' name, its appearance is always the same time as the Marjoram flowers. Its tiny but very colourful and nice to see them flitting about the plants
Can you see its ears ? Heres a clue look at the front legs around the knee joint !
|who is in there ?|
This is a bit strange, we have had a lot of caterpillars on the Nasturtiums - this was one of them that has weaved its web and changed into a crysalid, the strange thing is - thats a yellow Iris leaf in the middle of our pond, so how did it get there?
|White tailed Bumblebee on iceplant|
The Iceplant out in the front garden is in flower the bees love it - in previous years it has been covered in Painted Lady butterflies, not a single butterfly this year, but lots of bees!
Thats about it for today the light has dropped and so has the temperature so all the bugs have left the Ball and gone home to curl up and sleep till the next one