These little pests are munching there way through our Rosemary, Thyme and Sage at the moment. The best way of getting rid of them is to pick them off by hand apparently…


Not the picture I was going to post today…I had a great shot of a rabbit in the local graveyard…unfortunately, for the second time recently, I hadn’t put the SD card in and so didn’t get anything…so popped out into the garden and spotted this bee…


According to wikipedia…so take this with a pinch of salt, the european garden spider will eat its web during the night, including all the bugs therein, and then re-spin its web in the morning. I know for a fact, that this web has been here for at least 3 days, so definitely doesn’t do this daily…


We were looking around some tree stumps in Rowney Woods for fungi when we came across this Wood Mouse.

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I’ve not seen many wasps at all this year – this is only the second one I have been conscious of seeing this year.


I have never seen so many dragonflies in Rowney Woods as I saw today…literally hundreds of hawkers flying around, particularly over the fields of barley near the entrance to the woods. The hawkers were far too busy to settle so I had to content myself with this female Common Darter (Sympetrum striolatum) who stayed put long enough for me to photograph her.

As always – take my ID with a large pinch of salt…I’m regularly wrong – feel free to correct if you know 😉


This spider had caught a flying ant in his web and was moving in for his dinner. When I looked at this photograph on the computer it immediately brought to mind a lady tied up on the railtracks with the train bearing down on her that you used to see in the silent movies…there was no escape for the flying ant.

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Debbie spotted this Longhorn Beetle flying to this plant – what a great bug. No hoverflies were harmed in the making of this photograph.

This was the first of many new bugs (to me) spotted today – more below

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Spotted on the ceiling in the lounge this evening – as always – don’t take my IDs as gospel…I regularly get them wrong 😉


As always, take my ID with a pinch of salt – if you know that I’m wrong do let me know 😉

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