Every time I go up the back to the sewing room I have been risking life and limb passing the Easter Daisies as they are covered in bees at the moment. I went out to see if I could get a photo to show you just how prolific they are and of course got distracted by that garden again!
While I was trying to photograph the bees I saw this wasp among the flowers
Then I spied a different one and my heart beat faster.
And when it opened its wings I knew that I was finally going to achieve something I had been trying to do for few years.
A Blue Wasp appeared in the Rose garden 3 or 4 years ago and I really wanted to get a photo of one, but they never seemed to land.
I had first seen them in my Mum's garden in Lakes Entrance flying around but never landing.
And finally I have caught up with one!!!
Apparently they are a very good wasp to have in your garden. You can read about them here.
I thought I had better go and get some bee photos seeing as that was the original intention. I think the Easter Daisies win the contest for attracting the most diverse bunch of insects and probably the most interesting too.
It wasn't hard to get a photo or two of the bees once I focused on the bees.
But then there was one of these.
And that first wasp I saw turned out to be more interesting than first thought, although he was a little more aggressive than the Blue winged wasp.
And then I spied another little fellow I hadn't seen before, with a pretty striped abdomen. He was sharing the flowers with the Blue winged wasp and a bee or two.
Very distinctive stripes.
That was enough for me. The bees were attacking anything that wasn't one of them and I was a bit worried that it may eventually include me.