Swarms of bees look pretty dangerous but the first thing to say is don’t worry! They’re pretty docile and if you treat them with respect you’ll have nothing to worry about. Watch them and admire them – when bees swarm it’s one of nature’s little miracles!
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Painted Lady Butterfly
This lovely lady has been in our garden most of the day. Which is pretty incredible when you consider how far she’s travelled!
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Hobby Falcon near Midhurst in Sussex
Ok – so this is a RUBBISH photo, BUT it was taken on my iPhone WHILST I was running down the garden to take the picture!
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Underwing of a Red Admiral
Most often known for its striking red, black and white colour, the underside of teh Red Admiral butterfly is equally beautiful.
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How to make a Swallow happy!
Now I’m quite pleased with this! For two reasons… Firstly I’ve created a home-made nest for our feathered friends and secondly my lighting cables (which were never installed to be photographed) look quite neat!
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Long tailed tits feeding on peanuts
I’ve been enjoying some interesting visitors in the garden this week. Just outside my study window I’ve got a bunch of bird feeders – which can be a bit of a welcome distraction!
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Cheeky sparrow squatting in a House Martin’s nest
OK! So there’s been lots of commotion outside our house this week. There’s been a series of fights and a lot of noise. And the outcome is a squatter has moved into one of the House Martin’s nests!
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This is Toad
Toad lives in our garden and she’s great at keeping the slugs under control.
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Swarm of bees in the garden!
Crikey! Just take a look at what we found in amongst the roses this afternoon! A huge swarm of bees…
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Ever get the feeling that someone or something is watching you???
I was pottering around the garden today and I had a funny feeling that I was being watched…
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