Wednesday, 26 July 2017

A Walk on the Wild Side in Prunella's Patch...

Prunella loves her outings in the car. No matter where her journey takes her in Jumping Jimny it's always nice to return home...

On arriving home this particular day, Prunella was surprised to see this little fellow staring back at her through the windscreen.
He reminded Prunella of Jiminy Cricket (Prunella is a big fan)...

He is actually a grass hopper and goodness knows when he hopped aboard.
He was thankfully unharmed and it wasn't long before he had catapulted himself
onto the fence...

Grasshoppers are more than welcome to join Prunella along with the birds and the bees in her Patch. She just hopes that her beautiful bird families make her new garden visitor feel welcome rather than seeing him as a tasty crunchy snack!

After spotting the grasshopper, Prunella thought it would be an excellent idea to have a mini safari in her own garden. She couldn't resist checking out her cacti first for any exotic signs of life before setting off outdoors...

 Prunella wasn't out the door two seconds before she spotted a green shield bug (Palomena prasina) on the wall of her home...

Followed shortly after by two Gatekeeper butterflies (Pyronia tithonus) fluttering over her fence. One kindly settled briefly...

Prunella loves all things soft and cuddly so she was ecstatic when she discovered this furry Bumble Bee on her sunflower and another resting on her garage door...

 Sadly Prunella's hydrangea is attractive to the odd fly...

What a shame her resident Zebra Spider (Salticus scenicus) hadn't spotted it. He loves to pounce on Prunella's pests...

You can see why it is so named...

And finally a small grey moth successfully camouflaging itself on Prunella's shed door...

Perhaps he was admiring Prunella's butterfly above...

Until the next time, keep smiling,
 stay safe, happy and healthy.
Hugs to all.

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  1. Hello Prunella!:) What an exciting time you had seeing all these birds, bugs, bee, and butterfly visitors to your patch. I must say the Zebra Spider is very snazzy in his black and white outfit, I have never seen such a fine looking fellow. Just as well he is there to catch all the unwanted pesky pesties!!:)

    I love your colourful Zig Zag bag, your pretty yellow and blue flowers, and the butterfly on your shed. Bye Bye for now,... take care little one, and thank you for sharing your friends in your patch.:)

  2. Prunella with the backpack is so cute and it was really a safari in the garden, so much animals.
    The Bumble Bee in the sunflower are my favourite shot - really great picture!
    Greetings from Germany

  3. My sweet Prunella, thank you for taking us along on your safari :) Oh, what a delight I had seeing all of the creatures and critters.

    Hugs and joy to you!

  4. Hi, sweet Prunella! Thank you for all those wonderful pictures and showing us such a great diversitiy of insects and butterflies!
    HAve a happy day,
    Love and hugs to you,

  5. Hello Prunella, I love to see all the lovely nature scenes. Pretty flowers and birds. The Zebra Spider is cool looking. The butterflies are lovely. Your hydrangea is gorgeous. I like that cute backpack. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

  6. Hello Prunella! This is a beautiful post. Love the birds, insects, butterflies and beautiful flowers in your garden. The zebra looks happy munching away. Have a beautiful day!

  7. A wonderful safari in your garden Prunella. Just lovely seeing the beauty of the insects resting on the flowers, even the poor fly on the hydrangea.

  8. Prunella looks so lovely with that rucksack at her back :) And I admire always how attentive she is for The Nature's wonders. The little bird looks so well eaten :) The zebra spider must be rare, never seen, perhaps it does not live in Finland.

    I wish Prunella a lovely weekend!

  9. Your love for nature is outstanding dear Prunella!!!

    loved these adorable birds ,the cutest doll with her happy look and pretty warm smile!

    i used to have lots of fun with gross hopper as child but after getting rid of frear i had for them lol

  10. Once more, simply amazing photos of cute birds and insects! I wish I could get as "near" to them...
    I needed to google "Salticus scenicus". Oh my goodness, it's a jumping spider, that sounds scary. :) According to Wikipedia, it's not very rare in Finland, but I don't think to have seen any.
    "Zebra spiders are often noted for their awareness of humans. Upon noticing someone observing them they can be seen raising their head, and usually change behaviour"... well, that is fascinating.
    Have a lovely weekend. Happy gardening! xx

  11. great shots of all critters and flowers. Love Prunellas backlpack :)

  12. What a great variety of critters to find and lovely flowers, too.

  13. Wow, great series of birds and insects. I can see that Prunella is well versed in matters both ornithological and entomological.

  14. What pretty birds and a fun time was had by all. Wendy wants Prunella to know that we have lizards here that get on the windows and peek inside! Happy weekend! Hugs to you ALL, Diane and Wendy

  15. I always like reading about your adventures, Prunella. And you took wonderful pics from the birds.

  16. I love your beautiful photos, Prunella. The birds and the cricket are lovely! Kisses, my friend.

  17. What amazing, gorgeous photos! I enjoyed that mini safari with Prunella so much! No wonder the grey moth admires Prunella's butterfly... I also admire it. :-) Hopefully the grasshopper found a home in the garden. :-)
    Have a beautiful week! Hugs!

  18. That was a very enjoyable safari Prunlla. Thank you for inviting me along and also educating me via your knowledge of your garden bugs and butterflies. I was hoping for a picture of you with Jumping Jimny but I guess I'll just have to wait.

  19. the blue hydrangeas are stunning....

    and i learned this week, there is no place like home!!!!!


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