Stunning visitor to the garden, a blue flower wasp
Stunning visitor to the garden, a blue flower wasp

Every summer I see them whirling around the bushes at work – Blue flower wasp – but they never seem to sit still for long and I have rarely been able to get close enough for a photo – I’m also a little wary of getting too close to any wasp! Late this afternoon I saw that this one had landed on the lawn in the back garden and was walking around very slowly, slowly enough that I could get up close and take a photo with my phone.

There seem to have been a lot of them around recently, one area of the local primary school has become “out of bounds” due to a large number of them near some flower beds, although I suspect they’re not likely to sting unless the kids manage to catch them and try to hold them.