Bugs & Pests Christine's garden Gardening

Bug Day

Is there a ‘Garden Bloggers Bug Day’? Just kidding, I couldn’t actually cope with another ‘gardening meme‘ – there are so many great ones and simply not enough time to join in with all of them, but as I always seem to be posting about bugs and know of at least two other bloggers that do it too, it got me wondering whether it’s just the few of us that are so fascinated by the bugs we encounter in the garden or are there more of us out there? If anyone did start one I’d certainly have plenty of material to contribute. Sometimes I seem to have more bugs than blooms 🙂

Look who’s back! I could cry!

Mole damage, Again!

Then we have a good guy … I love photographing them especially when I see them on lovely blooms

Lovely bees all over the blooms

And then this one looks ordinary enough and I leave them be even though they cause lots of damage to foliage. At this time of year it hardly seems to matter because everything is going to be getting a jolly good cut back one of these days. So I just let them eat!


I read somewhere that these markings are supposed to scare predators into thinking they are big and scary … I think they are remarkable (and kinda scary)!

Caterpillar "face"I suspect the caterpillar will morph into this …

Big moth

And then look who’s eating whom!


I don’t have any gloriously exotic bugs to show. But hey, they’re mine!

Who’s been eating your garden lately?


By Christine

Dominated by large trees on a medium sized property, my garden is very shaded. With no “full sun” areas I have to plant shade and partial shade loving plants. I love shrubs and flowers including camellias and azaleas but Roses and Irises are my favourite and getting these to thrive is a challenge …

9 replies on “Bug Day”

They may not be exotic Christine, but a couple of them are pretty weird and wonderful. The mild Winter has left us with a plague of greenfly and whitefly.

Crawling creatures in the garden sometimes make me frown but I believe they have their own purpose, good or bad that’s how nature works. Wonderful shots!

I would be all for GBBBD. I think it would be cool and fun. You have some really good buggy closeups, especially the dining shot. Not my taste in entrée but I bet a delicacy for the dragonfly.

Wonderful photos! My camera doesn’t have enough macro capability to get truly detailed photos of bugs, but I think they are fascinating creatures. I love the shots that show us their true nature!

Oh, I think a bug meme would be great! I hope someone will take this idea and run with it. Your caterpillar pictures are fabulous. And the last picture of “dinner” is incredible! The other day, I saw a little green spider eating something (don’t know what, it was tiny and half eaten) off of one of my roses. I wanted to pat it on the back and encourage it!

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