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.
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.
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
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