Covid-19 lockdown garden species project - Red admiral butterfly

Garden watch week 5

Garden watch week 5

Completed 5 weeks of my garden wildlife project while under lockdown in the UK due to Covid-19. The idea being I post 1 picture a day, taken that morning in our garden to see how many different species I can photograph. The nature of the beast means it gets more and more difficult the longer I go on for, all the easy stuff was photographed in the first 2 or 3 weeks so now i’m keeping everything crossed to find anything I haven’t already posted! You’ll notice the appearance of a Garden snail here when I couldn’t find anything else better, but they all count so the project carries on

35 days, 35 pictures.

Week 5

Day 29 – Yellow dung fly (Scathophaga stercoraria)

Covid-19 lockdown garden species project - Yellow dung fly
Covid-19 lockdown garden species project – Yellow dung fly

Day 30 – Male Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs)

Covid-19 lockdown garden species project - Male Chaffinch
Covid-19 lockdown garden species project – Male Chaffinch

Day 31 – Collared dove (Streptopelia decaocto)

Covid-19 lockdown garden species project - Collared dove
Covid-19 lockdown garden species project – Collared dove

Day 32 – Queen Median wasp (Dolichovespula media)

Covid-19 lockdown garden species project - Queen Median wasp
Covid-19 lockdown garden species project – Queen Median wasp

Day 33 – Garden snail (Helix aspersa)

Covid-19 lockdown garden species project - Garden snail
Covid-19 lockdown garden species project – Garden snail

Day 34 – Red admiral butterfly (Vanessa atalanta)

Covid-19 lockdown garden species project - Red admiral butterfly
Covid-19 lockdown garden species project – Red admiral butterfly

Day 35 – Rhingia campestris hoverfly

Covid-19 lockdown garden species project - Rhingia campestris hoverfly
Covid-19 lockdown garden species project – Rhingia campestris hoverfly

Species list

Yellow dung fly, Chaffinch, Collared dove, Queen Median wasp, Garden snail, Red admiral butterfly, Rhingia campestris hoverfly

Total count up to now

Greenfinch, Starling, House sparrow, Jackdaw, Goldfinch, Reed bunting, Robin, Slow-worm, Magpie, Bluetit, Rough woodlouse, Dunnock, Common frog, Speckled wood butterfly, Great tit, Holly blue butterfly, Tapered drone fly, Grey squirrel, Feral pigeon, Nursery web spider, Red fox, Honey bee, Blackbird, Peacock butterfly, Large red damselfly, Wood pigeon, Common toad, Small white butterfly, Yellow dung fly, Chaffinch, Collared dove, Queen Median wasp, Garden snail, Red admiral butterfly, Rhingia campestris hoverfly

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