Therefore the garden was coming back into life, providing much needed food for insects.
Sunday 14 August we observed 4 Red Admiral butterflies, 3 Large White butterflies, 1 Small White, 1 Speckled Wood and 1 Painted Lady butterfly.
Then this monstrous mini beast appeared - it's a Hornet Hoverfly. Not to be mistaken with Hornet. It is a harmless species of hoverfly and was quite happy bumbling around the Buddliea bush.
A Buff-tailed Bumble Bee also buzzed around the flowers.
At the same time I noticed something a little strange against the trunk of the bush - a Froghopper I believe. Just seemed quite large and another one was nearby.