Girafferacing's Insects Posts

After yesterday’s monochrome pictures I opted for colour in a big way today, focusing my attentions on the vivid pink cosmos flowers in our garden. As I knelt…

It seems perverse, but there’s something so relaxing about watching bees going about their work. I spent an hour or two in the gardens at Audley End this…

I took another stroll before breakfast today, once again armed with my macro lens. On a flower head in the walled garden I found a bee, starting the day in a…

I was awake early this morning, so I took a brief stroll around the walled gardens before breakfast. I went armed with my macro lens, in search of insects to…

I recently bought a new memory card and extra battery for my camera, ready for our trip to Le Mans, I wanted to give them both a spin today, just to make sure…

As I ate my breakfast this morning I noticed this little character hanging around outside our French windows. Bathed in sunshine, the light was just perfect so…

I spent a happy half hour in our garden this afternoon, observing the comings and goings of the local honey bees. They love our sedums, which have recently come…

I sat in our garden for a short while this afternoon, enjoying the cooler weather. I’d hoped to photograph our bluetit family, who I’ve missed seeing while I…

Our buddleia bush has burst forth with masses of purple blooms recently, attracting butterflies to our garden. I couldn’t find anything particularly exotic…

When I spotted Lucy staring intently at something on the patio this afternoon I decided to take a closer look myself. The subject of her concentration was a…

The Angelica plants in our garden have gone completely crazy in the last few weeks and one corner of the border now looks like a rainforest. There are times…

Late last night I noticed a moth had taken up residence on the door of our fridge. It seemed quite contented there so I left it there and went to bed. This…

It's been a funny old day today - sunny one moment and heavy rain showers the next. It hasn't really mattered though as I've been indoors, wrangling piles of…

I'd never really thought about the digestive preferences of insects before but it was obvious during my photo session yesterday that the local bumble bees…

When I got home from work this afternoon the honeysuckle in our garden was alive with bumble bees, buzzing energetically around the fragrant flowers. I grabbed…

A wonderful array of butterflies have visited our garden this summer, including some I've never come across before. The Verbena flowers seem to be a popular…

I retreated to our garden this afternoon when I got home from work, hoping to photograph our blue tit family. Sadly they seem to be more wary of humans now and…

The buddleia bush in our garden is a hive of activity at the moment, covered in bees and butterflies. This evening a couple of Small Tortoiseshell…
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