Once again my Lavender bushes are attracting scores of insects both day and night. During the day each of the three plants attracts at least twenty bumble bees of four types at any one time. White butterflies have started to visit and before long I expect more varieties will arrive. Late evening, as the numbers of bees diminish, their place is taken by dozens of moths.
A short video of just a few of the bees. (Taken with the Lumix TZ7)
Earlier in the week a couple of flies on the water lily leaves caught my attention. It was the first time I had ever noticed a fly moving sideways. Is this a case of an ardent admirer stalking its victim, a happy dancing fly showing off to its partner or part of a mating ritual? (Taken with the Panasonic DVD camcorder)
Whichever it was the smaller fly was very persistent as this activity went on for quite a long time.
Have a great weekend observing the antics of the wildlife around you.
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