Sunday, 13 July 2008

Butterflies and moths

Yesterday morning, and again today, a holly blue butterfly visited the garden (on several occasions).
Yesterday afternoon a comma butterfly flew around the garden settling for a while before flying to another location. Seen below resting on the piece of driftwood near the pond.

I also noticed leaf-cutter bees were back in the garden. These looked slightly smaller than the first ones. The pieces of leaf were also smaller. These ones were making a nest in an old flower pot. Like the original bees, they entered through the gap where the old soil had dried away from the edge (below).

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