Two days ago, the little Swallowtail caterpillar looked like bird droppings … but now it has it’s ‘Second Coat’ which it will wear until it has fattened up and then pupates. I brought the lemon tree seedling inside and it sits on my desk. I’ll soon confine the caterpillar to a large enclosed plastic bottle … More All Change
Citrus Swallowtail – first form. 1/11/19 Ark
Hummingbird Hawkmoth. 29/10/19 Ark
Thyreus Bee parks off for an afternoon snooze. The bee secures itself ( in this case to Lavender) using its mouth parts. Ark
Rescued from a water bucket. The lucky chap gathers his wits and dries himself in the sun before taking flight. Ark
Red Veined Darter. Female. 28/10/19 Ark.
Hummingbird Hawkmoth drinks from Lavender this morning. 28/10/19 Ark
Clivias Thyreus getting a nosefull. ”All in all it’s just a …nother cat on the wall” With apologies to Pink Floyd Jacaranda in full bloom A few chilli seedlings California Poppies. Across the Valley – The Observatory -Yesterday. Roberto Capucci – gorgeous fragrance Mocker Bronze on Lavender ”Things are just going to pot around here.” … More Leading you up the garden path
Amegilla bee at poppy Fledgling Black Collared Barbet looking down its beak at me! Citrus Swallowtail on Geranium. Bottle Brush Red For Danger! Brown Button Spider. Wild Strawberry Bird in Blue Homegrown – when you’re hot, you’re hot.
Thyreus Bee When these solitary bees want to take a break for a few minutes they latch on to a plant of their choice using their mouth parts and doze off. They remain in this horizontal position until they are ready to buzz off again. Ark
I have made mention a couple of times that once I acquired a digital camera I embarked on a quest ( cue music) to photo catalog all the flora and especially the fauna that resides in and/or visits our garden. In the beginning it was fairly easy, and the files quickly filled with all sorts … More Quelle Surprise!
Gold spotted Sylph (Metisella metis metis) Back Garden – 22/8/19 Painted Lady. Front Lawn 22/8/19 Ark