The synchronised emergence of Large Red Damselflies from our ponds that conspicuously didn’t happen six weeks ago when we were hoping and looking for it, seems to be happening now. Today we had four emerge from the wildlife pond, and … Continued

Twenty two

There’s something mildly amusing about a creature that’s less than five millimetres long having an extremely long name, and this tiny ladybird would probably be astonished if it knew that humans have named it Psyllobora vigintiduopunctata. The Germans call it … Continued

Pond life

When I went to check the wildlife pond after breakfast – at which time the weather was gloomy and it was still quite cold – all three of yesterday’s damselflies were still on the pond sedge, and there was another … Continued