Colletes hederae

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I had thought of going to Trench Wood today, in search of hummingbird hawkmoths and dragons, but in the event the morning ran away from me, as it often seems to now that I don’t have very much to do. … Continued

Hummingfly

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One of the poignant pleasures of the late summer and early autumn is the emergence of the ivy flowers, which act as a magnet to all the invertebrates in the area that feed on nectar or pollen. I’ve been seeing … Continued

Stripy

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My bug hunt around the garden this morning yielded nothing much that I haven’t photographed and posted before, so I decided to take a trip to Trench Wood to see if there was more to be seen there. It was … Continued

Lurking

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Another day, another experiment in getting photos of a tiny male Misumena vatia. I was irritated at how small he still was in the frame by the time I reached the minimum focus distance of the macro, so I decided … Continued

Headgear

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The walk that R and I chose at Charlecote this morning took us close to the fallow bucks, and gave us an excellent view of the different stages of growth of their headgear. All the younger ones have clean antlers … Continued

Resident Migrant

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I went for a solo dragon walk at Croome this morning. The insane winds of the last few days had dropped and the temperature was pleasant for walking, and although I missed having R to chat to, the advantage of … Continued

Crabby

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I’m not much of a one for using flash, or a tripod, while photographing wildlife: natural light and hand-held is how we roll here, generally. But several dozen frames into trying to get a sharp shot of this minute crab … Continued

Lesser Marsh

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I was heading homewards from the post box, with another rain storm threatening, when I decided to risk taking a quick walk around Tilly’s field in search of insects. In contrast with yesterday there were dozens of grasshoppers pinging around, … Continued

Autumnal

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I’m paying the usual price for having had two days of fun, so I was pretty maungy this morning, but when the weather cheered up I made an effort to do the same thing, and went for a walk through … Continued

Gravid

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By this time in the summer the garden is looking pretty tired, so it’s a pleasure to see that the sedums are coming into flower. We have clumps of them all over the place because they do well even in … Continued