A few recent small Gribin Isaf residents…
Is this one of the inconspicuous ladybirds or another type of beetle? We have not been able to identify it yet. It has a lovely iridescent green head.
The purple buddleia has not attracted much this year but the white one by the lake has been busier. This is one of our bees…
…and on this recent day there was quite a sprinkling of tortoiseshells.
The lake attracts a range of dragonflies and damselflies
This plant – which is a mystery to us even though we planted it – is also by the lake and is attractive to insects
Here is the plant when it was in bud
We think this is the caterpillar of one of the hawkmoths. (Don’t confuse six true legs with extra prolegs)
Some bees which aren’t ours
And now this millipede
count the legs
definitely more than six.