October 2016

Image of the Week: Autumnal Wasp

With the days getting shorter, and the weather turning colder, insects are disappearing quickly from our gardens for another year. However, there were still a few subjects around on a sunny Sunday morning, and I was lucky enough to grab a few shots of this docile Common Wasp (Vespula vulgaris) as it warmed up in a very autumnal looking Acer palmatum tree... (more)

Image of the Week: Nerine Bowdenii

This week we start with two new flowers to my garden. Firstly, we have this splendid specimen, a Guernsey lily (Nerine bowdenii). I've tried growing Nerine's for the past couple of years, but this is the first time I've managed to get one to burst into flower, so it's quite an exciting moment for me... (more)

Image of the Week: Common Plume Moth

We start off this week's article in the world of the Lepidoptera, which is the order of insects that include butterflies and moths... (more)

Image of the Week: Drop of Nectar

This week my weekly photo journal kicks off with this little miracle of nature, as we see a single droplet of nectar forming on the stigma of a Peruvian Lily (Alstroemeria)... (more)