Today you might see...

Saturday 6 August 2022

I've been hoping to take a video of a European Wool Carder Bee cardering our Lamb's Ear leaves as there are a lot of these bees around this year. I thought maybe I was too late, but I spotted this one hard at work today and managed to get her quite near the start of her work.

Friday 5 August 2022
Lace border moth, Christophstal August 2022

Lace border moth, Christophstal August 2022

I found this beautiful moth in our cottage garden this evening. It is a Lace Border moth - extremely rare in the UK. The larval foodplant is thyme and other herbs, so it's in heaven up in the garden.

Wednesday 3 August 2022

We had both small pearl bordered and pearl bordered fritillaries in the garden today. I only managed to get a photo of the small. It's been a really good year for butterflies and moths. We have lots of humming-bird hawk moths around too.

Small pearl bordered fritillary, Christophstal August 2022

Small pearl bordered fritillary, Christophstal August 2022

Monday 1 August 2022

I managed to get a another photo of the Egyptian geese down at the Friedrichstal fish ponds. We actually saw 6 goslings a couple of days ago, but it looks like they've lost one.

Egyptian Geese, Friedrichstal August 2022

Egyptian Geese, Friedrichstal August 2022