Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Day of the Hoverflies.

There were many, many hoverflies in the garden on Saturday. They were landing on flowers and foliage with gaps of only centimetres between them. One umbel on the elderflower had 8 or so on there. The weather was warmer and drier than it has been, the flush of hoverflies was amazing. We were watching as they flew to and fro across the fence. The air was full of them.
Perhaps some were blown in with some of the northerly winds we've had lately.
In the bush near Canning Dam Road there were also a lot of them, so it wasn't just a suburban phenomena. There was some pink boronia flowering out there along the creekline. I didn't realise they got to about 2 metres tall. Pretty!

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