Thursday, 16 June 2022

Garden Sightings

 

We were so pleased to see that this beautiful Hummingbird Hawkmoth had found a clump of self-seeded Valerian in our wild garden. It is only the second we have seen here since we moved in a decade ago. And speaking of moving in ...

I am so thrilled to see a bee investigating our new (for 2022) bee house. Our old bee houses have been taken over by ants.



 

3 comments:

Wilma said...

Great photo of the hummingbird moth!

Ragged Robin said...

Great sighting and photo Caroline. We've had them here sometimes in the past on Valerian and I have been looking but none yet this year. Glad to hear new bee hotels are busy. We have mason and leaf cutter bees on ours and a ichneumon wasp around that looks as though it may parasitise the eggs! Lots of life in the garden now but not so many bees, hoverflies or butterflies yet.

Crafty Green Poet said...

How wonderful to see a hummingbird hawkmoth, they're such amazing creatures! Lovely to have the bees too