I have been seeing a little green bug around in the garden over the last few months. He really liked the Knapweed when they were flowering. I’d see him on them pretty much every time I went out there. I believe he is a Potato Capsid Bug (Closterotomus norwegicus). Despite his name he seems more…… Continue reading Little Green Bugs
My goodness I am so busy at the moment it’s ridiculous – barely any time for anything! But I have managed to have a little potter in the garden here and there. I was quite fond of this little bee, and when he appeared to be kindly sharing his flower with a small fly it…… Continue reading Bee and Friend
Today I accidentally caught my cat in a raindrop! Can you see him there, upsidedown among the ragwort flowers?! There’s not much going on out there apart from raindrops and the ocasional spider or fly, so raindrops were my focus. I didn’t quite get the photo I wanted but this amused me. The cat was…… Continue reading Cat in a Rain Drop
A Hoverfly enjoying some evening sunshine Another angle Please click the photos to see bigger versions
I got this photo of a hoverfly today. I like how clear his eyes are and how dramatic it looks with the dark background and bright yellow of the ragwort flowers.
2014 has arrived! And with it, it has brought more rain and wind and general greyness. So no fresh start for the weather in this brand new year – just a continuation of the damp and stormy winter that we’ve had so far. I don’t fancy venturing out with my camera today, but I did…… Continue reading Happy New Year
Another photo from the weekend – one of the few remaining butterflies. The Buddleia is all over now but there’s still a bit of Ragwort left and this Tortoiseshell butterfly was feasting on the remains. That’ll probably be the last I see of the butterflies – it’s gone cold now – might be frosts at…… Continue reading Last of the Tortoiseshells?
Yesterday the afternoon/evening was bright and sunny and the butterflies were out in force in the garden. There were Peacocks, Tortoiseshells, Red Admirals, Large Whites and Green-Veined Whites all over the Buddleia. But another small butterfly caught my eye on the Ragwort – a Small Copper Butterfly which I don’t think I’ve ever seen before.…… Continue reading Small Copper