For the last three evenings, after work I have gone straight to the garden with camera and Domino – long may the pleasant weather continue. I am loving the square format at the moment, so here are five from this evening. Gorgeous little bugger.
The native bee Apis mellifera mellifera is one of many species of bee which belong to the insect order Hymenoptera. They have been associated with humans for a long time and cave paintings depict the harvesting of honey 8,000 years ago.
Unlike most insects, honeybees remain active throughout the winter and the honey produced from the nectar of flowers, is to provide plenty of food when it is unavailable from plants.
Ox Eye Daisies are pretty special. Their scientific name makes them sound horrible: Leucanthemum vulgare.
I was distraught to find this little bug – possibly a moth of some sort drowning in the bird bath.
Like any decent citizen, I fished it out with a little twig and let it bask in the sun to dry out. I was rather pleased to see it fly away five minutes later. Result.