When dipping the river at Bellever on Dartmoor I found a strange looking tube made of sand. I turned out to be the case of a Rheotanytarsus sp midge larva. Sadly it didnt seem to be occupied, but a new one for me anyway. Related posts: Pond olive mayfly and case building chironomid midge Phantom…Details
As you may have guessed from recent posts I have had a few goes at shooting pond creatures with a white background. They great thing about these images is it is easy to play around with them and make things like a make a collage of them. Here is my first attempt: Related posts: Great…Details
A few shots from this evening of a lovely vixen.
Popped over to West Canvey Marsh RSPB reserve yesterday in my lunch break to see the Lesser Yellow Legs, a bird I have never seen before. It was a distant view, and sadly the design at West Canvey means all birds on the far side of the lake there are and the birds on the…Details
Another thing that turned up in my river sampling was this beautiful demoiselle nymph. I placed it in my photographic aquarium and managed some close ups of this alien look creature. In this photo you can see the large ‘horn’ behind the eye which distinguishes it from the related banded demoiselle. I found it among…Details
Back in August last year I did my own river dipping/sampling for the first time, at Bellever on Dartmoor, and managed to find my first ever stonefly nymphs The exact species is hard if not impossible to determin without a specimen under the microscope, but it was kindly Idebtified by Craig Macadam as one of…Details
To celebrate the launch of the Freshwater Habitats Trust, I thought I would do a ‘best of’ my pond creature photos (some of which are being used by the FHT). These are a few of the nicer shots I’ve taken. First up, the first photo I was happy with of a four spotted chaser dragonfly…Details