Wild life in the garden, or around!

(stella wood) #42

Wow… you’ve done well… that’s the Scarce Swallowtail (Iphiclides podalirius)

To me, they look like shuttlecocks when they are fluttering about. I have never been able to photograph one… :roll_eyes:

(Elisabeth Morgan) #43

Looking forward for our lavender to flower ! Give us such a good show in the summer !

(stella wood) #44

and then you’ll be taking more lovely photos… :hugs:

(Véronique Langlands) #45

They love the lavender, lots of them come and for it and then hang around all over the garden; that is a picture from last year.

(stella wood) #46

Our lavender is almost over… and the weather has been so atrocious that we’ve had hardly anything, one or two bees… the odd butterfly… nothing special… :zipper_mouth_face:

(Paul Flinders) #47

Not our garden but “down south” in the Dordogne 2013 - Hummingbird Hawk Moth

(stella wood) #48

Guess what this is …:thinking: (apart from a scratch on the lense)

(Elisabeth Morgan) #49

We’ve got plenty of them here in the summer, not easy to get a pic of ! Very quick ! Here is our lavender at the moment. On the first pic, this is our eldest bush. But as you can see, it’s looking poorly at the bottom. Does anybody got an idea about what to do to help it, or do we have to get to the conclusion it did his time (about 7 year old) and need to plant new ones in a near futur ?

(Elisabeth Morgan) #50

Une luciole ?

(Paul Flinders) #51

Hand, bit of card, outside table, something slightly bright and fuzzy - firefly?

(Elisabeth Morgan) #52

Un ver luisant ?

(Paul Flinders) #53

Silver Washed Fritillary (Argynnis paphia) by the patio - again in the Dordogne 2013

(stella wood) #54

It’s a Glow Worm… we have them every year… :hugs:

(stella wood) #55

Paul, how did you see that… ??? Magic ??

(Paul Flinders) #56

Turned the office light off, right click and “view image” in Firefox which puts the pic against a dark grey background, let your eyes adjust for a second et voilà.

(David Martin) #57

(stella wood) #58

Your camera is better than mine David… :hugs:

(David Martin) #59

It was taken on my phone. That phone has an awful camera, I was lucky.

(Helen Wright) #60

I’ve just spotted a few of these…in my front garden and not in the meadow/wilderness outback…their colour is more of a translucent bronze/gold than this photo depicts…extremely reflective…have not been able to identify them online so far…

(Paul Flinders) #61

Looks rather dung-beetleish