The Rosemary Beetles had all disappeared after some strong winds, but they have reappeared now on the lavender


Despite living close to Doctors Pond in Great Dunmow we very rarely see damselflies in the area…indeed, this is only the second time I have seen one in our garden after 18 years of living here.


Blazing sunshine all day – the damselflies were very busy


Spotted this rather colourful caterpillar on a walk around Roxwell, it’s a Mullein Moth Caterpillar


A second visit to the Phyllis Currie Nature Reserve, specifically for some bug photography. Unfortunately there was a very strong breeze blowing keeping a lot of the flying insects down. I still picked up a few shots including, just as I was leaving, the featured shot of the meadow grasshopper as he very kindly posed for me on a gate post…he was tiny though!

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Highly recommend a visit here. It’s only a small reserve but has plenty going on. 

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The honey bees are enjoying our chives at the moment…


Is it a hoverfly, is it a sawfly, is it something else? I don’t know, but the flower is definitely a yellow iris.

Seen in Widdington today


These little pests are munching there way through our Rosemary, Thyme and Sage at the moment. The best way of getting rid of them is to pick them off by hand apparently…


Not the picture I was going to post today…I had a great shot of a rabbit in the local graveyard…unfortunately, for the second time recently, I hadn’t put the SD card in and so didn’t get anything…so popped out into the garden and spotted this bee…