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The honey bees are enjoying our chives at the moment…


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…


I always enjoy finding strange bugs wherever I go. These are strange to me – probably people who pay attention to their surroundings won’t find these particularly strange…so today – the relatively commonplace and the definitely new (to me).

New to me is this Rusty Tussock Moth Caterpillar ( Orgyia antiqua)…at least, that’s what I think it is…it’s definitely a Tussock Moth Caterpillar…well…90% sure, the rusty bit is a bit more of an educated guess as that’s the nearest I can get looking at all the pictures I can find of these things. Fabulously hairy, probably a bit poisonous and some great colours…what more could you want from you bugs? It’s also known as a “Vapourer” as well apparently.

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04Jun

156/366 Where’s the pollen?

Popped out into the garden over lunchtime and came back with shots of a host of flys and bees. The cool weather has made them slow and languorous – so much easier to photograph 😉

Where's the Pollen?