Looking back through my photos today I was reminded that I spent a lot of time watching the insect activity around a topiary Holly bush that I have been training for many years. I didn't take as many photos as I had thought but I do remember stopping regularly on my way to the studio, attracted by the buzzing noises.
Back in May, close investigation revealed an infestation of Blackfly and various insects were converging to feed on the sweet sugar excretions as well as the aphids.
I've realised that this year has been a bumper year for Hoverflies but until a few days ago I hadn't seen a single common or germanic wasp.
If I had known then what I know now
I would have started this diary years ago
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