Simon's Blog - Bees & Bugs

Photo:

It's that time of the year when you can't move for any number of creepy crawlies in the garden and whilst they might nibble or sting you, they do take a nice photo!

Thanks to Greg Parker in Brockenhurst for that one!

Meanwhile in Hastings....

Bee on flower
...you can even see the pollen he's collected on his leg! Credit: Ian Matthews
Bee on flower
My what a long tongue you have...! Credit: Ian Matthews
Bee and butterfly
I'm not sure if this is a stand off or a lunch date! Credit: Fiona van Deventer
Ants
An interesting shot of ants farming aphids for their sugary deposits. Credit: Frank Cummings in Headington
Dragon fly
Any idea what this is? Credit: Frank Annable in Bournemouth

It's actually an empty dragon-fly larvae. The dragon fly has gone, leaving a shell behind!

How spooky is that?