Why I plant and garden for wildlife
In my small garden, this week I've seen the following:
Countless bees (bumble/honey/solitary)
Comma butterfly (twice)
Lots of (unidentified) little/medium sized moths
Possible Small Magpie moth (best ID I could get without a photo)
A number of wooly bear caterpillars (loads over the past few weeks)
Territorial carder bee (guards 3 patches of flowers)
Evidence (lots) of leaf cutter bees
The usual lot of pesty-type insects and grubs
Oh, and I've put out a bowl of water on the shed roof for the gulls in this hot weather,which was used within a few hours of putting it out.
Bearing in mind my garden is about 8m x 5m total, including about 2m of patio. And has only been planted over the past 3 years.
I get so much enjoyment from seeing how connected all of us are to the world around us - we don't exist in isolation. I just wish more folk in my neighbourhood felt the same!