As the days become shorter and colder, the leaves start to change and autumn gets underway, lets take a look back at life in the garden from the last few months.
Also found this amara sp. ground beetle during today’s #30DaysWild mini minibeast hunt.
Another from #30DaysWild day 8, spotted this bumblebee mimic hoverfly hanging out in the sun.
Another shot of the female Common Blue damselfly spotted in the garden on #30DaysWild day 10.
A bumblebee on of flowers of Coral Bells (heuchera). Making the most of the evening sunshine on day 15 of #30DaysWild, looking for minibeasts in the garden.
Female common blue damselfly on an oxeye daisy flower. Making the most of the evening sunshine on day 15 of #30DaysWild, looking for minibeasts in the garden.
A migrant hoverfly taking in the evening sun on a magnolia leaf. Blue skies and flies, the weather turned out OK in the end for day 20 of #30DaysWild.
A wasp beetle hiding in amongst the flowers on one of my shrubs. Out in the warm afternoon sunshine enjoying the flowers and minibeasts in the garden on day 25 of #30DaysWild.
A 7 spot ladybird nestle in an oxeye daisy flower. Garden nature spotting again for day 27 of #30DaysWild.
The tall purple flowers of linaria purpurea, aka Purple Toadflax. A cold and grey but dry day 30 of #30DaysWild, finishing off with minibeasts, flowers and fruit in the garden.
Honeysuckle in full bloom in the garden.
A small fly on the flower buds of stonecrop.
Honey bee on an echinops sphaerocephalus flower in the garden.
A tiny plasterer bee on a stonecrop flower.
Female Speckled Bush cricket nestles in the leaves of a globe thistle.
Hover fly on a teasel leaf. This is a syrphus, but not sure which one.
A Large White butterfly laying eggs on a nasturtium leaf.
Sunlight catching the wings of a Ringlet butterfly.
Tiny fly on a stonecrop flower.
Honey bee on a stonecrop flower.
A cuckoo bumblebee on an echinops flower. I think this is bombus vestalis, the Southern cuckoo bumblebee.
Common green shieldbug nymph nestled in the leaves of a tansy.
Honey bee underneath an echinops flower.
A small garden spider sitting in the middle of its web, in the garden.
A pollen covered bumblebee on a scabious flower. Undecided on species, I initially thought this was a garden bumblebee but the face looks too round, so it might be a heath bumblebee.
A running crab-spider hanging about on a Japanese anemone flower.
The underwing patterns of a Peacock butterfly feeding on buddleja flowers in the garden.
A Peacock butterfly feeding on buddleja flowers in the garden.
Red-tailed bumblebee, bombus lapidarius, on a Tansy flower in the garden.
A red-tailed bumblebee male on a sedum flower in the garden.
Tenthredo scrophulariae, the large and very wasp-like Figwort sawfly. Despite their appearance, like all sawflies, these have no sting and are harmless.
A very pollen covered red-tailed bumblebee worker on a tansy flower in the garden.
Close up of the berries forming on my Spindleberry tree.
A greenbottle fly on a sedum flower in the garden.
Froghopper nestled under the flowers of a tansy plant.
A figwort weevil on a buddleja leaf in the garden.
A bumblebee in amongst the tansy flowers in the garden. No idea what colour the tail of this bumblebee is under all that pollen, but from the faded yellow head I reckon this is a bombus lucorum (white-tailed bumblebee) male.
A common wasp, vespula vulgaris, having a drink from a droplet of water on a leaf.
A Thick-legged hoverfly, syritta pipiens, on a plant stem in the garden.
A small and dainty Japanese anemone flower catching the late afternoon sunlight.
False sunflower flowers bathed in the low evening sunlight.
There are a number of photos from the garden in my 30 Days Wild 2016 post as well, I decided to go with new photos in this one instead of reposting any of those again.
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