Ah – there you are! I’ve been waiting for you. Having gone around the invertebrate calendar a few times now, I know that there are species whose arrival punctuates the season in a fairly predictable way, and I find myself … Continued


While R and I were working in the garden this morning there were three Southern Hawkers hunting around us – two males and a female. One of the males was showing mature colouration, the female slightly less so (making her … Continued


“What are you going to do for your nine-year thingy?” enquired R yesterday. “Oh, bugger,” I said. “I’d completely forgotten.” And then, “I’m going to go to Trench Wood, and find nine interesting invertebrates.” Several things occur to me about … Continued