Mrs Speckled and a Buff caterpillar
At the bottom of the garden we have a Buddleia tree, I think it is called "Honeycomb"
like the purple Buddleia it attracts many insects especially Butterflies. But this one flowers much later and is a great source of food for the insects at this time of the year when most of the wild flowers have finished flowering.
We have had a Speckled wood Butterfly in the garden for weeks now (probable not the same one).
Well as far as he/she was concerned the tree belonged to her, she would chase of an other insect that came to feed, bees, hover flies and other butterflies.
To day I had up to five Red Admiral Butterflies visiting at any one time, so this was allot of chasing for Mrs Speckled
There was many Bees and Hover flies
During the summer we changed the back garden, so it was now time to give the front garden a face lift.
We had to move some plants and the hedge,as next door are putting a wall in..
when we moved the large Fern we found two caterpillars.
After putting the photo on iSpot it came back as ...
It was hard to get a good photo as these caterpillars are quite feisty, and they moved fast. They would rear their heads when the camera came close.
The hedge was full of spiders especially Harvestmen and lots of little spiders
In other news I found a few new plants at Yeadon Tarn to add to this years wild flower list.