This summer has been very frustrating in terms the small numbers of insects and other mini beasts around here. It has been so very cool and wet…until last week that is. Only in the last few days have I seen a few bees collecting pollen and one or two garden cross spiders making webs in the garden. Hover flies are at last in some number. The local nature reserves have been lacking in damselflies but just a few are around at last. Yesterday, I had a moderately successful afternoon bug hunting and I have combined my finds, in the gallery below, with those from an expedition in May. Hope you enjoy!