I peered under ivy and lifted rocks in the hope of finding some arthropods but all I found was a few frightened spiders.
I did have many flying insects visiting the yarden. Bees featured heavily. I saw my first honeybee of the season and a leaf-cutter bee foraged from flower to flower. A strange looking wasp also ventured into the yarden but didn’t stay for long.
I didn’t see any beetles, nor sight or sound of ants. They all must be hiding.
Have you done anything for National Insect Week?
Thanks for reading, and stay wild!