Sunday, 11 May 2008

speckled wood and damselflies

There was a speckled wood butterfly in the garden yesterday and another this morning. Only resting occasionally in the sun. Did not see it visiti8ng any flowers to feed. It is said that this species feeds on the honey dew secreted by aphids for much of the year.

Damselflies continue to emerge from larvae. Three pairs seen laying eggs. While gardening I noticed a clump of newly hatched spiderlings. White on hatching they soon take on a rather atttracting golden colour. I took a rest on the doorstep and a male sparrow came to the bird bath to drink, a few feet from where I was sitting.

Still numerous bees around the gardens and holly blue butterflies visible for much of the day. Still numerous goldfinch coming and going via the large tree that overhangs our back garden.

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