In the garden my snowdrops (Galanthus nivalis) and witch hazel (Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Pallida’) have given way to the daffodils, anemones (Anemone blanda), various hellebores (Helleborus foetidus, H. x hybridus, H. niger) and lungwort (Pulmonaria officinalis), much to the relief of the insects that call my garden home. Many bees and hoverflies could be seen buzzing about and one ever-clumsy shield bug was seen sunning itself on the leaf of a foxglove (Digitalis purpurea) prior to probably flying in to windows, walls and unsuspecting people. I managed to get a couple of shots of the hoverfly enjoying the nectar of garden favourite of mine, Helleborus foetidus, and an Anemone blanda flower. The pictures are posted below.
|Hoverfly on Helleborus foetidus|
|Hoverfly feeding on Anemone blanda|