Tuesday, 9 June 2020

Nathalie's Lavender Bush


The other day when I visited my friend Nathalie I took the opportunity to photograph her lavender bush and what it was attracting. If anyone asks me what the number one plant for attracting a wide range of pollinators into the garden I always respond 'lavender'!

Black-veined White butterfly Aporia crataegi (Fr. Le Gazé).
Black-veined White Aporia crataegi on lavender.  Indre et Loire, France. Photographed by Susan Walter. Tour the Loire Valley with a classic car and a private guide.

 Black-veined White.
Black-veined White Aporia crataegi on lavender.  Indre et Loire, France. Photographed by Susan Walter. Tour the Loire Valley with a classic car and a private guide.

 A bumble bee, most likely White-tailed Bumble Bee Bombus lucorum (Fr. Bourdon des forêts).
A bumble bee, most likely Bombus lucorum, on lavender.  Indre et Loire, France. Photographed by Susan Walter. Tour the Loire Valley with a classic car and a private guide.

 The lavender bush.
Lavender bush.  Indre et Loire, France. Photographed by Susan Walter. Tour the Loire Valley with a classic car and a private guide.

 Gold-fringed Mason Bee Osmia aurulenta.
Mediterranean Wood-boring Bee Lithurgus chrysurus on lavender.  Indre et Loire, France. Photographed by Susan Walter. Tour the Loire Valley with a classic car and a private guide.

 Meadow Brown butterfly Maniola jurtina (Fr. Le Myrtil).
Meadow Brown Maniola jurtina on lavender.  Indre et Loire, France. Photographed by Susan Walter. Tour the Loire Valley with a classic car and a private guide.

 Large White butterfly Pieris brassicae (Fr. La Pieride du Chou).
Large White Pieris brassicae on lavender.  Indre et Loire, France. Photographed by Susan Walter. Tour the Loire Valley with a classic car and a private guide.

 Violet Carpenter Bee Xylocopa violacea (Fr. Abeille charpentière).
Violet Carpenter Bee Xylocopa violacea on lavender.  Indre et Loire, France. Photographed by Susan Walter. Tour the Loire Valley with a classic car and a private guide.


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5 comments:

chm said...

Beautiful pictures and beautiful insects. Lovely lavender.

Susan said...

A well maintained bush.

melinda said...

that black veined white butterfly is gorgrous

melinda said...

gorgeous

Susan said...

They are very smart looking, aren't they?!

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