|Bumblebee on a drumstick Allium (c. OO'S)|
Despite the garden showing off some serious, nectar loaded flowering plants, I have noticed a complete absence of butterflies at this time: After the storms and rain, the plants have literally stood up quite well and the Alliums, Crocosmia, Goldenrod and Teasel are in full flower..
|Hoverflies and Honeybees are constantly on the Goldenrod (c. OO'S)|
There's a great number of bees and hoverflies: a constant movement amongst the flowering stems, but you would really miss the bright and delicate outline of a Red Admiral or Small Tortoiseshell, hopefully they will come yet!
|Red Admiral, from this time last year, on Teasel (c.OO'S)|