Pres Olympics ….. Day Six. ….. Bugs and Mini-beasts.

Pres Olympics ….. Day Six.

Bugs and Mini-beasts.

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It’s been a beautiful day and whilst Dom was Mr. Fixit and door cleaner, I cut grass.

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On sunny days butterflies still come out and flutter about searching for flowers. They settle for leaves when the flowers run out, and they share the Plumbago with bees.

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This Gatekeeper found the last, pink Campion flower. I’m collecting Campion seeds.

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I found a number of Lavender Beetles when I was trimming the Rosemary. The beetles are like little jewels.

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I found a dead May bug too ….. they are funny little big things.

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… and a better dead than alive, frankly, Frelon, i.e. Hornet! No wonder the spiders here grow to ‘Charlotte sized’ proportions!

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As I work in the garden I frequently come across assorted bugs, like this green Shield Bug.

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The garage hosted loads of enormous Charlottes …..

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… and a plethora of snails as well as this great big Cricket!

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You had to watch out as they were all around, and above your head too! Ughyuk!

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The garage corner was a source of delight however, when Dom found a tiny toad.

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It was hiding in a corner garden bed, and subsequently tried to escape our clutches through a crack in the garage wall!

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Going, going, nearly gone!

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On sunny days there are more butterflies. This Yellow Brimstone looked just like a leaf as it hung upside down amongst real leaves. They flit so fast; very difficult to photograph!

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It was accompanied by a Copper.

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The grass is full of critters like this, jumping about.

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Sunset sky was super.

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Anne ….. 22.08.2016

 

 

 

 

6 Responses

  1. Lots of bugs, we have a few of these in the garden here in Norfolk too. :good: Glad your having some good weather, Its very hot here today, trying to stay cool but get on with jobs like mowing the grass, but after a disturbed night and 4 hrs of work, not a lot is getting done!!! always tomorrow :rose:

  2. gertie says:

    :lol: I keep thinking that Lynn :good: Trouble is, time here is very limited, until next time :silly: and the plants don’t seem to have caught on, so I have to crack on! One more cuppa, then down a few notches and round again :dance: :walt: :rose:
    Hope you get a better night tonight, and I hope my emails get thro’ because the post doesn’t reach me till the end of the week I think :dunno: HAGE xx :rose:

  3. dixon says:

    All great gertie, :lol: ………….I feel a Burl Ives song coming on. :lol:

  4. gertie says:

    Oh Walt ! You found it :lol: Thank you so much :good: It’s been an all time favourite of mine for years’n’years’n’years :lol:

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