I had 2 exciting encounters today at work. I saw 2 creatures that I have never seen before.
My first encounter was with a ruby tailed wasp, which landed on my hosepipe as I was watering the plants. Annoyingly the moment I moved to take a photo, it flew off. All I can say is, it had absolutely stunning colours. It was only small but it was iridescent turquoise and vibrant pink. It was beautiful to see, I just wish I had been able to take a photo.
My other encounter was with a ghost slug. This was a thin small white slug which suits its name with its ghostly appearance.
I also had a few lovely admiral butterflies fluttering about me today which was magical and I saw a number of bumblebees buzzing about the flowers. I had a number of hoverflies interested in my bright blue water flask (which was lovely to see) and a number of horseflies interested in me.(which wasn’t a nice experience)
To end the day, a young buzzard landed in the tree next to me and a green woodpecker flew overhead rushing to feed its young.