It attracted a ladybug. A pine ladybird. This species was named by famous naturalist Linnaeus in 1758. Linnaeus had visited this botanical garden. I don’t know whether this beetle species already lived there then; and if so, whether it then was the inspiration for Linnaeus naming it.
Two ring-necked parakeets fly past, calling.
Chiffchaff, greenfinch and chaffinch sing.
Many daisy flowers.
And other flowers.
Like bluebells; not all of them blue.
A great tit.
A grey heron on the bank of the carp pond.
Where the brook flows into the pond, both a big carp and many still very small tadpoles feeding on algae.
Some of these flowers were basically finished.
Stay tuned for another botanical garden blog post later!