Monday, June 21, 2021
21/06/2021 The last of the photos waiting from May!
The maximum temperature here today 23⁰C, minimum 13⁰C. Lots of rain over the past week - 79 mm. Wind 14km/h North Westerly winds with gusts up to 40 km/h. More rain forecast.
Love in a Mist (Nigella damascena). Californian poppies in the background.
Hoverfly next to the Rhododendron flower.
Dog roses (Rosa canina). They are wild here, but we have them growing vigorously in one of the cotoneaster shrubs
Viola (Violaceae family).
Chafer beetle (Oxythyrea funesta).
Common Wall Lizards (Podarcis Muralis)... spot that new tail!
As above. She looks like she might well be pregnant!
Black vine weevil (Otiorhynchus sulcatus). I think, or Dark Vader from outer space.
I was about to throw these roses out that were in a vase in the house, (they had survived 2 weeks so they had done very well), and then I spotted an intruder.
Eurasian Running Crab Spider (Philodromus dispar)...
Rose plus longhorn beetle...
Longhorn beetle possibly a male (Stenocorus cursor).
Western Honey Bee (Apis mellifera).
Shield Bug (Graphosoma Italicum)...
Small tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae).
Potatoes growing well.
and a climbing rose.
Take care everybody, keep well and stay safe.