5 Sep 18


A relaxing day gardening and also cutting the lawn for only the third time this year. For several weeks there was no grass to cut, but after recent rain, the rejuvenated grass was a good 4 inches.

The pond had a make over as it was was full of blanket weed, and as I pulled it out, there were dozens of Common Darter nymphs trapped in amongst it. Having freed them all, I placed them back into the pond. The ones I missed made their own way back. Just amazing how they knew where the water was! Also lurking in the pond were 2 Frogs.

Also about were dozens of Common Wasps coming down to the pond for a drink, and with them a Honey Bee.

Away from the pond there was a Chaffinch, Robin, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Dunnock and a juvenile Greenfinch in and around the back garden, whilst overhead there were a few Swallows and House Martins making their way south.

Here are a few images from this afternoon:

One of the many Common Darter nymphs.......

.......making their way back to the pond.

Follow my lead.......

........and in we go.

Dozens of Common Wasps......

....were visiting the pond as well.

And another.

Not just the wasps but also a Honey Bee after refreshments.

A juvenile Frog looks on.

Lurking in the the neighbours Buckthorn a shy Robin.

Well maybe not that shy.