Busy insects

Tuesday, August 2nd 2011

It was very warm today and the insects were making the most of it.  Hover flies were, as their name suggests, hovering around all the flowers, sometimes landing to feed.  They are really beautiful.

Hover fly

The bees were busy visiting the thistle flowers.  This particular bee is covered with pollen.  Lots of thistle seeds to come in the autumn?

Bee on thistle

Another find today was this damaged wasp's nest.  Photographing them this morning did not take long as they were not very happy, but they had settled by this afternoon, allowing this photo to be taken.

Wasps nest


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