|From MIDMARSH JOTTINGS|
Well, at least they were clearing yesterdays left over seed I had scattered on the lawn.
A couple of days ago I lost count of the number of bees I rescued from the kitchen. I keep an old coffee jar and a piece of card near at hand just for that job. Put the jar over the bee, slide the card between the jar and the window, transport bee to the end of the garden and let it fly free. One more unusual invader was this flying insect. It is about 20mm long and beautifully marked. After taking this portrait I caught it and let it go in the garden.
At one stage the Sunlight was shining right through its body.
There are also invaders in the pond. These are much slower moving but harder to catch. Some of the plants are sending out long roots running along the bottom of the pond and then up pop new shoots every so often. Hard to reach in the middle of the pond but I don't want them to become too invasive.
This is most probably Horsetail and is spreading like wildfire at the moment. The closer view shows how intricate its structure is.
Another, as yet nameless, plant is also spreading well. Again a close look at the 'flower' shows the delicate way nature designs things.
There you have it. One way or another I am being invaded by plant, insect and bird life. Not that I really mind - within reason.