As I look out of the window today, a blanket of grey cloud covers the sky and it has drizzled with rain non stop since I got up this morning. Totally different from yesterday.
Yesterday the sun shone all day and the wall of ivy in our garden was alive with the sound of buzzing insects.
Some of the insects I spotted were Noon fly, Hornet, wasp. honey bee, hoverfly and green bottle, as well as a red admiral and a small tortoiseshell butterfly.
Ivy is very important this time of year for many insects, the small yellow flowers provide valuable nectar for a great number of species.
As the Autumn turns to Winter the dark berries will provide food for many birds, such as blackbirds and thrushes, while the evergreen leaves provide shelter for small mammals and birds.
It’s good to be back on my local patch, from my front garden I spotted the Little owl in its normal place and a Kestrel calling from the telegraph pole.