Unfortunately that is what happened today! I had taken the garden brolly down and laid it at the side of the wall when the wind got up the other day. With feeling rotten we ave not been sitting outside so it has been about five days on the floor. I didn't think much of it, but when I put it up there was a shower of critters! As I say, I don't mind them, but I don't want them in my hair. Rushed in for a camera so missed a few...but still managed some sort of decent photos. I hope the neighbours weren't watching!
|I'm sure you can see through those legs!|
|Come back...I need a photo (some sort of wolf spider? No idea)|
|Ah...there's another one Lovely legs!|
|A silverfish and a mini woodlouse|
|Some sort of grub|
|And a fine looking beetle|
|And another beetle, maybe a darkling beetle?|
Also there have been quite a lot of the house centipedes appearing with the warmer weather, fascinating creatures but so fast moving! And a bit creepy the way they can disappear.
In the garden we are being plagued by aphids of different colours. You don't really notice them that much, but if they get really bad on the roses I go round blasting them with water and if that doesn't work, wiping them off. But I took the camera to some buds, mainly to show that they were ready to open, but when looking at them on the computer found myself in awe at the sheer numbers of aphids and the critters that prey on them. I have had a few chance photos lately when I didn't know something was there. Of course that means they are often out of focus but sometimes you get lucky.
|Took this as it's about to open, didn't notice the lacewing on the side scoffing aphids|
|Fascinating, aphids in all stages of life on one small bud|
|And some black ones|
Which was the case with the swallow. They had been coming down to the duck pond and picking up feathers and mud. But because there is a high chain link fence there this year I can't get photos easily. But I did take one rather boring one of a swallow looking for something, but when looking at it later found there was another coming in to land. Shame about the focus but still, you know what I mean.
|Poor photo of the swallow....|
|But this chap was just on the left|
|Was trying for a very busy bee and missed completely. But got a hiding cranefly and a couple of bugs too small to see properly|
|This be was HUGE and so beautiful|
|We think a bombus bee|
|Maybe a soldier beetle?|
|Ants on a peony|
And just a couple of the many mating bugs
If anyone can ID any of these creatures please feel free to let me know. I'm useless at that sort of thing