We found this lovely little damselfly in the kitchen window yesterday. It had been in behind some plants so was a bit dusty, but it soon cleaned itself up and it flew off out of the back door. I think this is a red-eyed damselfly as it has black legs, big red eyes and they start to fly in May.
|Such amazing eyes!|
|Released into the stream|
|The tadpoles in our tank love nibbling on a fish food pellet|
|Male cockchafer with huge feathery antennae|
|Barred rivulet (I think)|
|Pale tussock with some very hairy legs!|
The day of rain we had this week after all that hot weather has made the plants in the garden explode into life. After the dark mullein we grew from seed last year died right back, I was quite worried that it had all died. It's growing fast now though and will hopefully flower this year and we'll see if any striped lychnis moths (which we grew it for) manage to find it!
|Just a few aphids!|