Sunday, September 09, 2012
August 2012 in our Wildlife Garden
A selection of photos taken in our garden during August.
A tiny bee
The flowers it is feeding on are individual Yarrow flowers, which gives you an idea of just how tiny it is!
I grew Cosmos this year from seed for the bees and butterflies, sadly the slugs and snails munched their way through most of them, but some did survive and are very colourful too.
This striking little leafhopper is called Evacanthus-interruptus its the first time I have seen one.
Green-veined White Butterfly
Common Lizard sunning itself on the front wall
Peacock butterfly on the Buddleia
Soaking up some sun!
We finally have butterflies in numbers and the buddleia is living up to its name of the Butterfly Bush
We have lots of different buddleias, but I think this one is my favourite. Its always worth checking it at dusk too, with a torch as it is visited at night too by a variety of moths.
Giant Tachinid Fly Tachina-Grossa
Not the prettiest of creatures!
It really is quite large…
..and looks like a large black bumblebee when flying about
It looks like this one had a narrow escape from a bird!
They are quite pretty when you look at them closely, even with their wings closed.
Warbler in the front garden, Willow I think
Whitethroat also in the front garden
This was a chipped House Martin bowl so we put it up in the garden, no House Martins, but a Wren raised a family in it!