Ladybird

May. 10th, 2015 08:59 pm
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Yellow ladybird on a partially munched peach-coloured pansy. Discovered by the toddler this morning.

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I always wanted one of these in my garden, and it finally occurred to me to plant one last month. It's in bloom now and seeing it every day makes me happy.

Beetle

May. 4th, 2015 09:27 pm
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My wildlife identification skills don't extend beyond, "Ooh, pretty!", when it comes to beetles. This attractively burnished specimen landed on me whilst I was working in the garden today.
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This wood pigeon landed above the baby and me as we lounged under the cherry tree, apparently for the purpose of giving us some fairly serious side-eye.
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I was weeding the garden the other day and disturbed this electric green caterpillar, which I think will eventually become an angle shades moth, assuming it likes its new location under a large aquilegia plant!
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There are at least two orange tips battling it out for ownership of our garden. I hardly ever see them settle because they're always sparring, so catching one perched fleetingly on an iris leaf was a rare pleasure.
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Vibrant peacock butterfly on one of our poor snail-munched white hyacinths.

I was surprised to see this, and a small tortoiseshell, flitting around our garden so early in April.

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These are the first starlings we've seen in our garden this year and I was lucky enough to catch them on the fat ball feeder on a sunny (if very windy) morning.
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Our tree is begrudgingly conceding that it might be spring in the northern hemisphere, and the jay is gently corroborating with particularly plush plumage.

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