Another glorious day here, cloud free skies, barely a breath of wind and temperatures hitting 21.3ºC. Not bad for the end of September.
The garden was alive with wildlife when I went out there this afternoon. One of the aims of the garden was for it to be a haven for such creatures and in that respect it would seem to be a success. There were so many butterflies on the Verbena that I couldn’t count them all. I did try at one point and got to 37 but by then they had all moved around, but I think there must have been close to 60 just in our little patch of greenery. Coupled with quite a few different species of bumblebee, some damselflies and dragon flies and numerous species of other flies, hoverflies and bugs it was teeming with wildlife. And that’s not to mention the tiny midges and such like.
Here’s just a few of them all snapped within a couple of minutes..