Daily wildlife moments
I thought it would be lovely to share and document our daily encounters with wildlife in our gardens(from the rare to the cheerfully common place). Partly because wildlife never seems to amaze me on a daily basis and partly because this forum doesnt get the same activity as some of the others on this website, which I think is a real shame!
I spent yesterday working amongst my insect hotels and spent a happy few hours watching a solitary leaf cutter bee toing-and-froing between its new acquisition and one of my roses planted by a previous owner. As I'm far from a rose fan and this specific one has a rather queasy dayglow orange flower I was tempted to remove it, but now I'm really glad I didn't.
Also popped over to the National gardens of Wales when visiting family this weekend and spent an exciting afternoon amongst their tropical butterflies in their new exhibit. My bright turquoise shoes seemed to particularly attractive this flamboyant Blue Amazonian Morpho:
There were also plenty of other pollinators about:
It's a lovely garden to visit if you're ever in the vicinity!