June 2016

Image of the Week: Yawn...

It was only a matter of time before my photographic buddy became this year's Image of the Week, and I think you'll agree that my little friend deserves his time in the limelight... (more)

Image of the Week: Strelitzia

This week I'm showcasing one of my all time favourite plants, the Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia) plant. I've been wanting to grow this impressive looking plant for a very long time, and have had numerous attempts at growing one from seed! Unfortunately, I've never had a single seed germinate... (more)

Image of the Week: Ichneumon Profile

Well what a change in the weather there was this week! Last week I devoted my whole weekly article to the arrival of the insects, but this week it was so cold and wet there was hardly one to be found... (more)

Image of the Week: Hovering Hoverfly

This week the whole article is dedicated to the return of the insects. I've posted a few insect photos in previous articles this year, but this week, the glorious weather has encouraged all sorts of creepy crawlies to reappear... (more)

Image of the Week: Thick Legged Flower Beetle

Despite being relatively common, this Thick Legged Flower Beetle (Oedemera nobilis) is a new beetle to me. You can see where it gets its name, just look at those powerful looking rear legs... (more)