While some might not agree, one of my favourite things about the garden is the bugs! There’s no shortage of critters in this teeny tiny world and I love hunting them up and shooting photos.
The honey bees are back in full force and enjoying all the spring blooms.
And the ants are as busy as the bees, working their magic on the peonies.
I almost missed this little guy when I was inspecting my willow tree (which I think is dying sadly)
He’s a juvenile crab spider and he was super tiny. Just how tiny…
Here’s my thumb for comparison.
And for those of you that don’t like spiders… there have been butterflies. Lots of butterflies. The ubiquitous White Cabbage butterfies visit every day. And I did see a Swallowtail, though it didn’t stick around long enough to be photographed.
There’s been a few of these American Ladies, but they’ve proven pretty camera shy. I was lucky to get this shot.
The Red Admiral’s however…
Have been uncommonly friendly. How friendly?
These photos are all of one that continued to land on my dress. Do you have any idea how hard it is to take a picture of your own boob? It was worth the contortion though!
What critters are hanging out in your yard?