Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #225 – Wildlife Close to Home

Well this challenge is right up my street, many thanks to Anne of Slow Shutter Speed for hosting “Wildlife close to Home” for this week. Those who drop by regularly won’t be surprised by my first image. I just love bumblebees, and it is great to see them enjoying the flowers in the garden.

Buff tailed bumblebee

This summer and autumn we had a lot more shieldbugs in the garden than other years. I think these guys look pretty comical.

Shieldbug

Butterflies bring more colour to the garden.

And finally another favourite – this time a slightly larger animal and a rarer visitor to the garden, but always a joy to see – the Irish hare.

Irish hare
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22 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #225 – Wildlife Close to Home

  1. Leya

    I love bumble bees too. Your butterflies are wonderful and the hare is a pretty guy – I never get that close to them here! A beautiful post – insect life is precious and to be able to help growing.

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    1. Murtagh's Meadow Post author

      The population seems stable now, but numbers are a lot less than they were hundred years ago. We love to see them around

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