Gazing from the Gazania.
Beautiful Two Striped Skimmer.
Fungi – unknown species.
The past week has seen quite heavy rains and the garden, including parts of the lawn, have suddenly sprouted several varieties of fungi ( Mushroom, Toadstool?)
Here’s another one…
Migrant Hover Fly on Lemon Verbena
Discarded pottery. One for the archaeologists? I should scratch the words Ark wos here.
Hoverfly (Eristalis Tenax). One of several Bee Mimics that visit the Ark’s spot.
Found another Thyreus Bee (cuckoo bee) this afternoon gearing up for an afternoon nap. They choose a suitable perch( this case, a stem of a Pelargonim plant) and secure themselves with their mouthparts. Quite extraordinary.
Here it is five minutes later, presumably fast asleep. Note how it keeps itself almost vertical with no support under its body!