For a brief moment, I thought I had missed summer and stepped into autumn.
The nursery web of the wolf spider, looked quite eerie.
By midday, temperatures had risen. No fluffy clouds today.
Bees enjoyed comfrey blooms,
It appears hoverflies like them to.
This little chap seems to have the right idea.
The warmth brought butterflies into the garden. The small skipper never stays still, I was lucky to get this image.
Meadow Browns arrived around two weeks ago.
Drone flies feed alongside honey bees. They are very similar.
This insect is new to me. I believe it is Lissonota Sp. (Ichneumon wasp).
A sparrowhawk is hunting in the garden. He has already taken two young birds. I saw him on both occasions. I was rooted to the spot the first time. He was only a couple of metres away, when he flew off with his victim.
It looks as though the next few days are going to be hot hot hot.......