So much going on at this time of year that we have fallen behind a bit on bringing you 'full reports', but will be in no hurry to catch up so long as the Posts continue to be of interest. In reality, the temperature has risen noticeably over the past couple of days, but these Insect images were taken before that happened.
significant for its size and beauty.
an addition to the Year List and a
tiny ANT which obviously found one of our Traps to be
The Happy Hunting Ground
as it hauls away it new found prey!
which goes under tha far better vernacular name of
SUPERB ANT-HILL HOVERFLY
as in part this 'uncommon' Insect in Europe is reliant to a degree on the
Black Ant for its procreation.
We have been passing this plant, at the edge of Parley Pond, for some days now
so time to find out what it is?
HEMLOCK WATER DROPWORT
with thanks to John Gifford.
has never been officially recorded here during the month of June,
even though it is though someone must have seen one?
seen holding territory in the Solar Panel Compound, but our
interest was soon focused elsewhere when we found this
in the same area.
This had attracted a number of
(note one in the body cavity)
with a family party of c6
but with only one seemingly brave enough to venture close
feeding nearby along with young
The bund is also close to completion so
we will bring you images, in one form or another, when the workforce leave.