Sunday, 2 March 2014


Last week saw some spring arrivals to the garden, and some preparations for those to come.

First off was a very aptly named Spring Usher, a new moth for the garden, and for me.

Spring Usher
Next was a March Moth, right on cue.

March Moth
And the crocuses provided a welcome source of nectar for a queen Buff-tailed Bumblebee.

Buff-tailed Bumblebee
A queen Common Wasp was out sunning herself, demonised by most, but a great garden pest controller for those who understand these valuable, voracious predators.

Common Wasp
In preparation for the Swallows arriving back in April, I've completed building a log store for them to nest in. Hope they appreciated it!

Swallow Hut

1 comment:

  1. Wow I hope your construction gets swallows! I'm loving that spring has finally sprung and the mothing and insect world is coming back to life it certainly makes walks more interesting (and longer) with more to stop and look at.