Finally, After 3 Years …

After 3 years since I built my small garden pond and planted this Yellow Flag Iris Iris pseudacorus it has flowered for the very first time to my joy. This is the first bloom, and it looks like there are many more to come. Click once to expand view, click again to get that little... Continue Reading →

An Evening Visitor

Click once to expand view, click again to get that little bit closer Large Red Damselfly Pyrrhosoma nymphula, this evening May 2018, rear garden, Staffordshire, England. © Pete Hillman Sigma 18-300mm.

A Risky Business

I discovered this caterpillar yesterday feeding from a silken retreat on my Water Mint. It is the Mint Moth (Pyrausta aurata), of which I have seen the small adult fluttering around on several occasions. The larvae feed on all kind of Mint, but this one has taken quite a chance, for the Water Mint is... Continue Reading →

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