Birds, bees, flowers at botanical garden


Flowers, 2 June 2019

On 2 June 2019, we went to the Leiden botanical garden. Where we saw these flowers.

In the Clusius garden, the part closest to the entrance, a blackbird sang.

Iris germanica yellow flowers.

Cambridge milk parsley attracting honeybees.

A chiffchaff calls.

From the Clusius garden to another part.

A sign at a ‘messy’ area says this is a special area for hedgehogs. The botanical garden values them as they keep the numbers of plant eating snails down.

Flowers, on 2 June 2019

These flowers were present.

Tulip, 2 June 2019

So was this tulip, now past its prime.

Great spotted woodpecker sound.

Large earth bumblebee, 2 June 2019

Bumblebees on pineapple lily flowers, originally from South Africa. Like this large earth bumblebee.

Great yellow bumblebee, 2 June 2019

And this one; I think a great yellow bumblebee.

On the other side of the canal, an Egyptian goose couple in love. Also two jackdaws.

Yellow iris flowers on the bank, water lily flowers on the water.

A grey heron and a ring-necked parakeet flying overhead.

A lesser black-backed gull lands on the botanical garden side of the canal to pick up a piece of food.

Flowers, botanical garden, 2 June 2019

These flowers grow around a big London planetree.

Swifts flying overhead.

Bladder campion, 2 June 2019

Bladder campion.

Bladder campion, on 2 June 2019

Bladder campion, botanical garden, 2 June 2019

Another flower attracted this honeybee.

Honeybee, 2 June 2019

A great crested grebe swims in the canal.

In the botanical garden stream, pondskaters.

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