I have been away for much of the time since my last monthly survey of insect life in my garden but so little has changed that this is still a very easy report to write. We have had less than 1mm of rain in the last month so everything in the garden, having recovered from the abundance of nectar when the trees flowered, has gone back into maintenance mode, i.e. most of our usual species are around but only in small numbers. The only changes I’ve noticed since last month are that we now have a few Migrants and Pale Triangles among the butterflies and some Blue-banded Bees amongst the wasps and bees.
This time last year we had been drier and hotter for a while and grassfires were a worry but the story was otherwise similar.