The plants are very attractive to insects. Bees are frequently visitors
As are the small skipper butterflies.
There was one large tiger swallowtail that seems to be methodically getting nectar and staying on once of the balls for a long time…great for picture taking.
We always look for dragonflies when we visit Kenilworth and last weekend was no exception. There did not seem to be as many of them. The first one I managed to photograph sat on some lotus petals in the deep shade…and was a very small dragonfly.
The next one was on top of a canna stalk and was the larger variety. It did not stay very long but I did manage to zoom in for close up.
On my way back toward the visitor center I was photographing water lilies and noticed that one had a dragonfly on it! The zoom helped again since it was another small one.