These are a few photos from our garden and a couple of walks through Denso Marston Nature Reserve and along the river.
I am sure that Mint Moths have been around our garden for years but unless you stop and look you never see them.
This one has different colouring to the first one I posted. I think this might be because this one is the second brood of the year.
These two photos show the Brown Hawker ovipositing (laying its eggs) on vegetation just under the water.
I spotted shield bugs on several plants.
I could imagine that if this Cow Parsley was still green these bugs would be quite difficult to spot.
This seed head has 4 shield bugs on it.
Several Ladybirds were around too.
After keeping quiet at the Spider Club feeding station for a few seconds birds started to come along. Kije this Blue Tit.
This one preferred to feed off the seeds on the ground.
Whereas this juvenile Robin was happy to get food from the raised board.
As was this Robin that is a bit older.
This Speckled Wood went onto the ground and kept flicking its wings, something I had not seen before. It was only when I looked at the image later that I realised that it was on what i assume are the remains of a Speckled Wood. The wing is very pale.
There were quite a few Speckled Wood butterflies around.
I also managed to spot this Comma butterfly.
And here is an obligatory photo of a Grey Heron. I have hundreds of photos of them now. 🙂