"Ma feet micht be big, but the insects are safe" Michael Marra
Candle snuff fungus (Xylaria hypoxylon) on tree stump
There have been quite a few Woodcock in the local forest this winter, and even saw a couple feeding in the snow-covered garden on a couple of nights. The signs of their activity were
quite apparent in the morning.
Calocera viscosa, a jelly fungus, bringing a splash of colour to the December forest floor
Leopard Slug in the garden. Fabulous markings!
A Pill Bug (NOT the common woodlouse)
Summer 2019 was great for butterflies!!..............
Comma - view of underside showing the wee white mark which gives this butterfly its name
Painted Lady on Buddleia in the garden
Dark Green Fritillary also in the garden. Gorgeous!
Hoverfly at Himalayan Balsam
The wasp-like stripey pattern of hoverflies is designed to scare off would-be predators. In fact, hoverflies do not sting - so please don't swat them!
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