6 Aug 18


I'm always busy. You would think that being semi-retired you would have more time on your hands, but apparently not. So after a busy day, it was a late afternoon sat in the back garden just chilling out.

Main highlight was my first Small Copper butterfly in the garden, which, had I'd been a bit quicker with the camera, would have made a lovely photo I'm sure.

Still pretty enough for a shot was a Red Admiral, which was flitting between plants and laying eggs. I hadn't realised that it's not just nettles it lays its eggs on, but also Pellitory-of-the-wall (Parietaria judaica), of which there are a few plants growing on the wall in the back garden.

Also about was the Pied Hoverfly again, this time having a drink from the pond, several Marmalade Hoverflies, a Common Drone Fly, lots of Honeybees, 2 Red-tailed Cuckoo-bees, a micro moth to ID and a frog hopper sp.

Here a few images from this afternoon:

A Red Admiral checking out the Lighthouse.

A male Red-tailed Bumblebee.

Lots of Marmalade hoverflies about........

........and another.

A Pied Hoverfly

Common Drone Fly

Common Wasp

A micro moth.......

....and a very small one to ID

One of the Frog Hoppers. Not sure which yet.