One of the stranger finds from a stream kick sample taken in the Cairngorms was this hairy cranefly Pedicia sp. larva. When you mention cranefly larvae, most people will think of the leatherjacket found under lawns eating grass roots, but there are a number of aquatic species too. The thing that surprised me about this…Details
The latest news from the badger cull is that it will be extended. Apparently they haven’t killed enough as many because there are less badgers than they estimated. The story is here on the BBC News website There is a bit of a staggering realisation when you look at the data in this story, it…Details
Been playing with my Pentax Q and windows moviemaker. Quite like the result.
Today I was trying out my Pentax Q with my newly purchased 8.5mm prime lens. The with the camera and lens designed to be so small, the lens suffers a bit from barrel distortion, but it is quickly sorted with lens correction in Lightroom. With a bit of PP I managed shots like these despite…Details
A little while ago I spotted a number of wasps chewing wood so I filmed them at 1/4th of normal speed using my Pentax WG-2. I filmed a number of clips and put the best bits together for this video In this video the first clip is at 1/4th normal speed, as is the second.…Details
My garden hedgehog is up to its old tricks of scratch and roll…
One of the nice finds in the river on Dartmoor was this Polycelis felia flatworm One of the interesting features of this species is the eyes that it has all the way round the edge of its body. Related posts: Rheotanytarsus sp midge larva case Leuctridae Stonefly larva in East Dart River Diving beetle larva…Details
Plenty of garden spiders around at the moment, so while in Wat Tyler Park I decided to get a few shots of some with my wide angle and my macro. Related posts: Broad bodied chaser dragonfly wide angle Wide angle emperor dragonfly and reed warbler Wasp spider wide angle Garden Chafer and Cardinal Beetle Pyrochroa…Details