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Driveway Hoverfly

Here’s a “driveway moment,” but not the National Public Radio kind:*

After hovering around our faces for a comically long time, this little hoverfly decided the most attractive thing in the driveway was the eraser of a new Ticonderoga pencil. 717 more words


Great and small

Today’s guest picture comes from my friend Bruce’s trip to Arran where he visited the Machrie Moor Stone Circles.

Just to put it on the record, we had a day without rain today. 783 more words


A walk on Upton Heath

Saturday 26th August 2017

Saturday was a lovely, hot, sunny day (unusual for an August Bank Holiday weekend) and in the afternoon Teddy and I went for our walk over Upton Heath. 234 more words


Fake Bee?

This flower is  20 feet from our beehive, so I assumed the “bee” I was about to photograph was a visitor. After enlarging the shot I realized this was a hoverfly–it looks like a honey bee, loves flowers, but doesn’t sting, instead, it eats aphids and other garden pests. 6 more words


35 by 35...

So, a new challenge methinks, I have the tools at my disposal and those tools are not extensive, there will be my trusty D3300, now feeling a little worn but still delivering the goods. 227 more words


Riverside Hoverflies

If you seem male hoverflies buzzing around above a female on a  flower,  Ball & Morris tells us that you’re spying on the courting rituals of Eristalis nemorum. 374 more words

What Lives In The Wood?