Female Amethyst Sunbird Benji on the front wall. Our resident Garden Orb Weaver. Hasn’t moved since she established her web among the lavender. Milkweed Locust. Mané – ”Did you see that?” Painted Lady Mr & Mrs. Flycatcher Ark
Today is World BEE DAY – thanks to Roda over at Indigo Acres for the heads. up. To celebrate and to maybe prompt some of you heathens to go out and plant some bee friendly plants, here are few shots of some of these fine creatures that visit the Ark’s Spot. Amegilla visiting lavender. We can … More Bee Aware!
Was greeted by this sight from over the other side of the valley as I wandered to the edge of the property, coffee in hand this morning. Probably just some seasonal burning off of scrub. I hope it was nothing worse than that? What’s the buzz? Benji watching the fish Diadem. Another Thyreus (Cuckoo) Bee … More Bits n’ Bobs and odds and ends
‘Pigeon Pals’ Rock Pigeon ( red mask) and Laughing Dove. 13/5/20 Juvenile Male Amethyst Sunbird 12/5/20 Female Weaver in Fir Tree. Green Woodhoopoe. Adult Female Amethyst Sunbird. 13/5/20 Ark.
Fiscal Flycatcher Juvenile Amethyst Sunbird. Olive Thrush. Photographed yesterday and today. Ark
Common Diadem. Photographed this morning. Ark.
Potted Potatoes Progressing Purposefully. Thar’s gold on them thar wings!” Thysanoplusia orichalcea, Golden Plusia Found it’s way into my office yesterday evening. Millie. I was obliged to go wash my hands somewhere else. Our Pink Lady, still enjoying residency among the lavender in the back garden. Ark
Crab Spider. Back Garden, this afternoon. Ark.
Homegrown tomato. 434 grams. Picked to ripen indoors. Ark.
Garden Orb Spider. First time I have encountered this species in the garden. What a treat! Underside. Ark.
Common Leopard – Phalanta phalantha A rare visitor indeed! Buffalo Heart Tomato – picked from the garden yesterday. Will ripen fully in a day or two. Best tasting tomatoes we have eaten. Hillbrow Post Office Tower – Saturday, After the Rain. Benji: ‘Check Diary – no appointments, have a snooze.’ Ark
Tiny hairy field spider photographed this afternoon using a cellphone as my Canon is currently on the blink. Photo credit: Ems. As we are all about to fully batten down the hatches, I’ll dedicate this to my missus and all you hooligans out there. Ark.