Marmalade Hoverfly planning for the future

At the weekend I was watching a Marmalade Hoverfly (Episyrphus balteatus) visiting my Knapweed. She seemed to be checking out various stalks and choosing carefully which one to land on. She then proceeded to do what looked like laying eggs. She seemed to choose the stalks with many aphids attached, so it made me wonder…… Continue reading Marmalade Hoverfly planning for the future

Splash of Sunshine

If the sun is not shining where you are, perhaps these photos will brighten your day! 🙂 There were a lot of hoverflies in the garden yesterday so I got some shots of them. All different sorts. They all seem to really like these bright yellow flowers. Thanks to a friendly person on Flickr I…… Continue reading Splash of Sunshine