The joy of Autumn


Our Autumn Joy is in full flower now and the insects are taking full advantage. This is an excellent plant at a time of year when other flowers have faded. It has been covered in butterflies, bees, flies, leatherbugs and wasps all utilising its late summer bounty.

Small tortoiseshell

Comma and small tortoiseshell

Red admiral

Meadow brown with hoverflies

Pair of meadow browns with hoverfly

Sweat bee

Another species of sweat bee

Leatherbug

Yellow dung fly

Greenbottle fly

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