"Ma feet micht be big, but the insects are safe"  Michael Marra

What a great summer for butterflies!!..............

Comma - view of underside showing the wee white mark which gives this butterfly its name
Small Copper
Painted Lady on Buddleia in the garden
Dark Green Fritillary also in the garden. Gorgeous!
Long-leaved Sundew, one of Scotland's insectivorous plants (near a hill loch during the Troot Tour, June 2019)
Bluebells in Kinclaven Wood, May 2019
and first lizard of the year!!
Autumn Crocus in the lane opposite Niel Gow's cottage. (Spot the Hover Flies!)
This snail on my bin seemed unable to extend his right eye stalk. Possibly the primary host of a nasty wee parasite which subsequently infects birds.
Dipper (Cinclus cinclus) on the Inchewan Burn (photo courtesy of Theresa!)
Robin (looking at my bait box!)
Shield Bug, Isle of Man
Violet Ground Beetle, Perthshire
Hoverfly at Himalayan Balsam

The wasp-like stripey pattern of hoverflies is designed to scare off would-be predators.  In fact, hoverflies do not sting - so please don't swat them!