Tuesday, 27 October 2015


I had a quick look at Carmi's writteninc Blog before I went out with the dog, took my camera with me, but it was too windy to find anything small on the flowers or in the park!    However, a couple of months ago I was tracking bees and other insects round the plants on our patio, so here are some results!

The bees loved my Echinaceas, which I grew in a big pot.   They have been trqansplanted to the garden now, so I hgope they flourish just as well!

Another bee, another echinacea.

Different sort of bee on a helenium.   "Thunder" tells me its a bee fly - disguised to look like a bee, but has only two wings.   He's good at info like that!   Thanks, Thunder!

I know I've posted this before, but you can't get much smaller than this tiny micro moth, the wings are about 4 or 5 mm long!

And I hope you are not eating your breakfast as you see this!   This snail was methodically climbing up my pink lobelia and munching all the flowers, leave, the lot!   I am not fond of snails!

Go to the link above and see what others have found of a small size!


Karen S. said...

Oh gosh Gilly, that little snail is amazing! Lucky you! Your other photos are pretty too. What treasures on your morning walk with your pup!

fredamans said...

I love the coneflower, but that snail shot is impressive!!

Alexia said...

The snail is a great shot - although I do admit to putting out bait to kill the blimmin' things!
I love the bees, especially the beautiful fat bumblebee.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Love your fuzzy bumblebees.

By the way, that 3rd on the helenium is a bee fly. It gets protection by looking like a bee, but it has no stinger. And unlike the bee, the bee fly has only two wings.

Michèle Dextras said...

What wonderful photos and the snail is precious!

Bob Scotney said...

Love the bees but the snail shot is just brilliant.