Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Nature Notes/ A Busy Yard!

My little clump of blue salvia is attracting several butterflies. I caught this Peacock Pansy butterfly through the window pane on a hot and sunny afternoon a few days ago.
My potted Maidenhair fern has a rather colourful visitor!

While weeding in the garden I came across this pale frog on a day lily plant. I think I'm seeing more frogs this year. Although I don't know much about frogs, it's always nice to find a new one amid my plants!

Last night's shower must be the reason the damselflies were around this morning. I saw three of them today but they are so tiny that it's difficult to see the actual colours in my photos. 

One of those pretty blues on the blue salvia. This was also photographed today.

 
And now a collage of the latest finds around my house and yard.. Clockwise...a green spider on the floor of the corridor leading to my kitchen, a green insect on the tender leaf of the Cardboard Palm, a tiny beetle on the wall, and a newly opened zinnia (I don't think I've grown this shade before).

To see more on what's going around in the world of nature, visit Nature Notes at Rambling Woods.

14 comments:

Caroline Gill said...

What a visual feast, Kanak! The frontal view of the frog is amazing. Your butterflies are so intricate and magnificent. I saw my first damselfy of the season this week, which is very late for UK sightings.

ShySongbird said...

I always love seeing your Peacock Pansy, it really is a beauty! I also love the lizard and the sweet little frog especially the photo where it seems to be smiling at you. You certainly have some wonderful visitors in your garden Kanak :-) Lovely photos.

Sylvia K said...

Lovely flowers and critters from your garden, Kanak! Thanks as always for sharing the beauty! Your photos are delightful!

Libby said...

Nice shots - amazing really! The head on shot of the frog has so much personality to it. Its as if he is smiling at you!

Ginny said...

That is a very cute frog!!!! And a beautiful butterfly! The last bug looks like a firefly.

Rambling Woods said...

Wow..you must be a wildlife paradise with all these visitors..the butterfly is beautiful and I do love frogs so very much..I love that you included some other insects as they are so important..wonderful Nature Notes post Kanak...Michelle

lotusleaf said...

Wow! So many visitors! The peacock butterfly is not seen around here. Your zinnia is a nice shade of yellow.

NatureFootstep said...

great shots of the butterfly and teh other insects.

Would be nice to see them in my meme NF Winged. If you like to check it out. .)

http://nfmemes.blogspot.com/

Arati said...

how nice kanak. must be a joy to wander in the garden and see these delightful creatures

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

What a great post - you have a nature park right there in your yard. I love how you did the collage. Is that a lizard in that one photo (the colorful visitor)? And it's great you have more frogs because I've been reading a lot about their numbers are diminishing.

EG CameraGirl said...

There's so much to see and photograph in your yard!

Johnny Nutcase said...

these are great! I really love the frog, so cute all around!

Island Rambles Blog said...

love the frog, that picture is so expressive....great shots!!

soho stitch said...

I was told once by an environmental scientist that frogs are a good indication of the purity of the water. You will not find them living in water that is even slightly toxic.