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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:image

There were also plenty of  other pollinators about:image image

It's a lovely garden to visit if you're ever in the vicinity!



  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,169

    Great idea ecokid. I'll see what I can find. A good antidote to the 'how do I kill it' threads.

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • ZenjeffZenjeff Posts: 644

    eco kid some of my pond just taken rat tailed maggot trapdoor snail I think and rat tailed maggot breathing tube hence the name I love all wildlife 


  • GrannybeeGrannybee Posts: 312

    I love the idea of this thread! I have no pics but can contribute a pair of tiger moths mating on my pear tree. Standing watching my bees in the early morning and then being surrounded by a flock of long-tailed tits skimming the hedges looking for insects.  

    There will be lots of 'moments'. Looking forward to seeing them.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,169

    the sunshine brought out the hoverflies.


    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 6,234

    Great pic nut. Is that Miss Wilmott's ghost? If so it's well named.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,169

    yes it is PP image

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 52,236

    Gorgeous pic nut. Not much can beat watching, and listening to, a load of bees and hoverflies on a quiet, sunny day, just 'doing their thing'  image

    Fab bee pic ecokid  image

    Don't forget you can put all these pix on  the camera thread too - 'Camera talk'.  It's full of lovely wildlife photos. image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 6,234

    I'm afraid I have no photographic evidence but we had a fly past just now by a heron. We get a lot of them as we all have huge ponds but that's the first I've seen this year. image 

    There was a chick on the bandstand last year and he walked all the way to the pond. I don't think he was very bright. image

  • Gillian53Gillian53 Posts: 112


    New baby frog. One of many.

  • Gillian what a great shot of this little frog.  I love frogs but so does our neighbourhood hereon.  Even when we do have these little reptiles living near our pond they never stay still for long enough to be photographed.

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