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!
Common Diadem. Photographed this morning. Ark.
Prometheus glides by. Potted Potatoes Progressing Purposefully. Crimson Speckled Footman snacks on some lavender. Pumpkin looking very healthy. ”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 … More Odds n’ Ends and bits n’ bobs
Thyreus Bee takes a nap Photographed yesterday Ark
Social Distancing. Perched on top of this lavender stem a solitary female flower crab spider awaits some luckless fly or bee to buzz by. Photographed 27/04/2020 Ark. With thanks to Becky for the challenge.
Garden Orb Weaver after first moult – Topside. 25/4/2020 Ark.
Crab Spider. Back Garden, this afternoon. Ark.
Garden Orb Spider. First time I have encountered this species in the garden. What a treat! Underside. 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.