16 May, 2015

What a transformation!

The past couple of weeks have seen the alleyway behind our student house transform into an invertebrate haven, with a healthy range of common plants (Green Alkanet, Herb Robert, Red Campion, Deadly Nightshade & Ribwort Plantain to name a few) sprouting up on the disturbed ground. Add to that a couple of garden escapes (Greater Celandine and Honesty) and the alley has become an attractive location for visiting pollinators...

Wildflowers thriving on rough ground

Green Alkanet

Ribwort Plantain

A mixture of garden escapes - ideal nectar sources for bees & hoverflies

Sphaerophoria scripta

Marmalade Hoverfly

Nephrotoma flavescens

Red Mason Bee

Bordered Shieldbug

2 comments:

Stewart said...

Fantastic photos again Bill, can you give us a run down of the equipment you use to take the macro shots please.

Bill Dykes said...

Thanks Stewart - I use an Olympus E-M5 with the M. Zuiko 60mm f2.8 macro lens.

Works a treat!