I know that I’ve posted a few of these Red-legged Shieldbugs recently, but I simply can’t resist this fabulous beast, which I swept out of the Lawson cypress this morning. Given the proximity of the cypress to the willow-leaved cotoneaster … Continued

Spring fresh

posted in: Bees, Invertebrates, My garden, Worcestershire | 0

I have two lovely fresh female mining bees for you today, both photographed in the brief window of opportunity between our last weekend guests leaving in sunshine at lunch time, and the weather closing in less than an hour later. … Continued


“Is it,” I asked myself, “maybe a little too early in the season to be posting predation porn?” I considered the question for all of about two seconds, before deciding that it’s never too early. Plus, it seemed only fit … Continued