Thursday, August 4, 2022
04/08/2022 A few more photos from July to let you know I am still here!
Yet another month has gone by and now we are in August. It is too hot to do anything and the house downstairs is the only cool place. Even the insects seem to have gone into hiding. The office is in the roof with Velox windows, and working on the computer is not much fun. Temperatures are anything between 32C and 40C with no sign of rain. This could be a record drought year so they say! Having said that I still prefer too hot to too cold!!
Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)...
As above .
Small white (Pieris rapae).
Gatekeeper or Hedge brown (Pyronia tithonus)...
Yet another Goldenrod Crab Spider (Misumena vatia) see my last entry...
Jersey Tiger Moth (Euplagia quadripunctaria)...
As above with open wings - so spectacular when in flight.
Collage of the garden that is somehow hanging on in the high temperatures.
A lone cornflower (Centaurea cyanus).
Mallow (Malva sylvestris).
Thistles with what might be a Sweat bee.
Garden Insect - Bug - (Genus Planuncus). Maximum length without those long feelers 5 mm. Taken last month after a very light shower of rain! we have not seen rain since.
Coreopsis, A member of the Asteraceae family.
European Stonechat (Saxicola rubicola).
The vegetable garden is still producing, luckily we have a lot of big trees and the shade is helping!
I have masses of photos taken on the Trail Camera of birds, especially the Nuthatch. Sadly because of our very low Wi-Fi speeds, I cannot share them.
My local list of wildflowers. (91 Species 02/12/2021).