A journal of wildlife seen during walks in areas of Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire close to the Buckinghamshire village of Worminghall. The blog will also include wildlife notes from other areas visited.
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Lea Park, Thame, Oxfordshire
A sweltering week in the garden; however, the juvenile Common Frogs (Rana temporaria) seem to be enjoying life in the pond and a further 3 Small Tortoiseshell butterflies (Aglais urticae) were seen. It was also great to watch the activity around the bee nesting tubes. I think all the bees seen were Leaf-Cutter Bees (probably a species of Megachile) with at least 2 seen flying with cut leaf fragments. Attempted to take some photographs but failed! The only half decent shot is included below. I like the little face peering out of one of the tubes. Hopefully an illusion!!!