Yesterday, I spent around half an hour watching the bees and the butterflies out in the back garden. We’ve had over a week of hot, sunny weather here in Wales which was perfect for the garden.
The dahlias are thriving this year and the bees are loving them. One thing my Grandad and I shared was our love for dahlias, so I’m sure he would have loved to have seen all the ones flowering in the back garden this year (including a couple taken from his garden last year). There are still plenty of buds waiting to flower too. Followers on Instagram might have seen the selection of dahlia photos I posted last week.
We usually get a variety of different bees, but, as you can see from the photos, this summer we mostly seem to have white-tailed bumblebees.
I find it’s always a bit of a task to capture photos of the white butterflies as they always seem to flutter around rather than stopping anywhere for long. Mind you, I haven’t seen many butterflies around this year.
Have the bees and butterflies been frequenting your garden this year?