Thursday, 31 May 2012

Other Garden Goings on

Besides the pond life and butterflies, there have been a number of other intresting things in the garden over the course of the hot spell. Most of them involve small insects that require some looking for, but one of the best is the juvenile robin that we have had around. On one occasion, it even came and landed on the window ledge for the feeders there, whilst I was sat next to the window, so I was less than 1 meter away from it.

-Juvenile Robin
Besides the robin, our annual snipe-fly appearance has begun, when hundreds of these flies can be found everywhere. That being said, before I have never taken a photo, so this time I decided that it should not remain that way any longer, so I snapped this one on the garage wall.

-Snipe Fly
Another insect I spotted whilst I was sat on the lawn was this click beetle. Not much to say about it really, but as i have said before, its one of my favourite beetles, so I have included these photos, inclding one showing it with its wings open.

-Click Beetle 
On the last night of sun, I saw a rather large zebra spider on the roof. By large I mean large for a Zebra spider, as it was still only about half a centimeter long. Either way, its something that i had wanted a photo of for a while, and only now had the oppertunity arisen. They are great to watch, as they hop around, and if you move they turn and stare right at you with their great big eyes. This one was no exception, only because it was a bit bigger, I was able to get some better photos.

-Zebra Spider

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