Oh the humble bumble bee. I love bees.
I know I’ve said it before and I count myself very lucky to live next door to several apiaries but there are also lots of regular old bumble as well as the honey bees in our garden.
A few weeks ago I was stood by a clump of knautia plants which were full of bees. I stood and watched them and after a few minutes I rushed back into the house to get the camera and proceeded to snap away hoping to get some pictures of the different kinds of bumble that were feasting on the flowers.
After several attempts at scouring the internet for bee identification tips I
think I have identified these beauties… gave up!
But I hope that somewhere amongst these photos is the tree bumble bee, a black bee, a carder bee and a garden bumble bee.
Along with these lovelies I also spotted this….
Eeeek! More internet searching this time I was successful in identifying the spider as a nursery web spider. She is so pretty, as long as she is out there in the garden.
I’ve been waiting for the buddleja to pull in some butterflies. Here is one of three peacock butterflies that I spotted feeding.
And finally in this creature adventure a few hover flies landing on a pretty and crinkly poppy.
I’m off to hone my creature spotting credentials and see what else is out there.Oh and dream of a macro lens….