Again we're not sure of the species but we believe this hover to be the White Tailed Bumble Bee mimicing Narcissus Fly but don't mind being corrected if neceesary.
Foxgloves are great for bees
Another 'meadow' this time Meadow Buttercup.
Thrift is still in flower and doing well except where Frank lies on it in the shade on the hot days.
The little hovers like to nectar at the tiny flowers of Scarlet Pimpernel.
Yarrow is usually a good bet for finding nectaring insects, at the nature reserve it seemed to be particularly favoured by Soldier Beetles.
But we've never noticed any insects visiting the small species of Spurge...Sun Spurge?
Where to next? Hopefully slightly longer and a bit further on Patch 1...wonder how things have changed there in the last couple of weeks...watch this space.
In the meantime let us know if you've been allowed to wander in your outback.